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Sunday, 19 March, 2023

‘My brother with Down’s syndrome is slowly spiralling’: Social care funding crisis laid bare – inews

A man has described how the crisis in social care funding is causing his brother with Down’s Syndrome to “slowly spiral” as new research reveals a third of social care organisations have considered closure due to cost pressures.

Jon Williams, whose 52-year-old brother Alun has been living in supported housing for people with learning disabilities for more than 30 years, told i he is struggling to get additional help for his brother despite him exhibiting signs “self-neglect”.

According to Mr Williams, his brother Alun, who has Down’s Syndrome, needs extra care to address issues including hoarding and a failure to look after himself – which has led to him losing all of teeth – but his local council is yet to agree to fund additional care for him.

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/my-brother-with-downs-syndrome-is-slowly-spiralling-the-severity-of-the-social-care-crisis-laid-bare-2209711

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