Lancaster mum hit by care cuts

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A LANCASTER mum says she will struggle to cope after government cuts were made to the care she receives for her disabled daughter.

Ruth Schofield, whose three-year-old daughter Annabel is deaf and has speech problems, was given eight hours a week in respite care via Lancashire County Council’s Aiming High initiative.

But government cuts mean the help will stop at the end of June.

Annabel, who was also born with a cleft lip and palate, has dietary problems and a low immune system, and spent much of her first year in hospital.

Ruth is also waiting to discover if Annabel has the rare Kabuki syndrome.

See the Lancaster Guardian (08-04-11) for full story.