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Dearne MP’s pledge to support carers

A few days ago I welcomed two women from the Dearne to Westminster.

They were among 50 ‘kinship’ carers who had come to talk to MPs – grandparents and other relatives who raise children who can no longer live with their parents.

As Julie, from Goldthorpe, and Karen, from Wath, told me, they just wanted to keep the children in the family.

They stepped in because they loved the child and wanted to do the right thing – but suddenly taking on a full-time caring role in your 50s or 60s can come at a high price.

Fourteen Cornish Charities Get Grants Cut

10:14am 8th July 2014

Pressure is going to be increased on carers

Fourteen Cornish charities are having their grants cut.

It is as Cornwall Council is scrapping a number of adult social care services.

Accessibility should be part of everyday arts practice

The English National Ballet’s My First Coppélia makes use of symbol resources, which supports the inclusion of people with a communication difficulties. Photograph: ENB

For many children and young people, particularly those with learning difficulties, attending a theatre performance can be a confusing and stressful experience. Sara Ryan from the University of Warwick has described the experience of many parents taking their children into such public places as being “contingent, unsatisfactory and incomplete”.