A mother and her severely disabled son fear vital respite care is being withdrawn from people across the county after being told a care home is earmarked to close.

From the Kettering Evening Telegraph. 7th September 2010

“Wheelchair user Mark Williams, 49, is physically disabled and needs round-the-clock care after suffering a brain tumour and stroke.

He has been told by staff at Pine Lodge, in Motala Close, Corby, he will not be able to book a visit in the autumn because services have been cut by the county council.

Mr Williams, of Wentworth Road, Finedon, has been visiting the home for respite care for 12 years and said social services suggested he could have carers at his own home instead while his 74-year-old mother Eileen, who acts as his full-time carer, has a break in November…..”

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