Category Archives: cerebral palsy

Mother suing disabled daughter’s carers after her wheelchair rolled 200ft down a hill

When they forgot to put the brakes on’

By James Rush

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Penny Nadal (left) is suing a care company after her daughter Lisa Conisbee (right) suffered horrific facial injuries when her wheelchair rolled down a steep hill

The Carer: ‘I dread the budget every year – we can’t take any more cutbacks’

Since the ‘Age of Austerity’ began, society’s most vulnerable have been hit hardest.

Today, Independent.ie spoke to mum-of-one Heather Hogan.

Heather is mother of teenager David (16).

Shortly after his birth, David was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

At the age of two, he was diagnosed with autism. In recent years, he has lost the sight in his left eye, with his remaining sight fading.

David needs care around the clock.

Carers’ fury as ‘lifeline’ day centres face the axe

These are not leisure centres. They are a vital lifeline

Northfields in Moston and Eric Hobin, in Charlestown, will close from next year – a move now approved by the council

Two Manchester day centres are to shut in a bid to save £1.7m despite a backlash from campaigners.

Northfields in Moston and Eric Hobin, in Charlestown , will close from next year.

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