BBC Documentary by Rosa Mockton she has a daughter who has Down’s syndrome, Dominica. This documentary follows families and what it’s like looking after a disabled child. One story made me cry with frustration. A single mum Asha told her story of how she fought for her teenage son’s nappy allowance to be increased from 3 a day to four. 4 NAPPIES A DAY. JESUS CHRIST! THAT’S BLOODY DISGUSTING! GOING TO THE TOILET IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT. YOU CAN’T LIMIT THAT. Meanwhile, her youngest son is being worn down and is subjected to bullying because he cares for his younger brother. THIS ISN’T RIGHT. WHY AREN’T FAMILIES GETTING THE HELP THEY NEED? SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY FUCKING WRONG. IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY.
Video synopsis was written by Rosa Monckton: ‘Whilst making my first documentary for BBC OneWhen a Mother’s Love is Not Enough’, I exposed the battles that families face to get the basic care for their children. I saw just how isolated they are, how little help they get, and how exhausted they become in fighting to get what should be given to their children as an absolute right. I have received emails from families and carers across the country, desperate for help, and highlighting the lack of frontline services. There is a lack of common sense, an absence of compassion and a labyrinthine bureaucracy which is almost impossible to navigate. Initiatives spew out of Whitehall, but none of the money, or the services, seems to reach the families who are most in need. There is much to be done.’ PLEASE WATCH.