Families with disabled children lacking local support
Families with disabled children are suffering massive strain because vital support they need isn't available locally.
Six in ten families with disabled children are not able to access the services they need in their local area, which means a lot more time spent in the car.
On average, 1 per cent of children in the UK have to travel more than half an hour to get to school.
But 21 per cent of children with disabilities travel more than half an hour to get to school.
Everyday life shouldn't be a battle.
Disabled children in the UK have to travel an average of 4366 miles every year to access basic services.
That's roughly the same distance as driving from Lands End to John O'Groats seven times.
It's taking a massive toll on families.
80 per cent of parents say it causes them anxiety and stress
51 per cent say it causes them to miss out on amily activities such as birthdays
43 per cent say it puts pressure on their relationship with a partner
36 per cent say it causes financial pressures
The Government is currently putting a new Children and Families Bill through Parliament.
This is our chance to get a guarantee of good local support for disabled children and their families.
Please support our campaign by telling your MP that you want them to change this.
Go to scope.org.uk/keepusclose to contact your MP.