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Some families with disabled children in Wales going without heating and food

24 May 2012 Last updated at 11:02 BST

A new study suggests that one in five families with disabled children in Wales are going without food to make ends meet.

A quarter of the people surveyed by the charity Contact a Family also said they could not afford to heat their homes.

The charity is now urging families to write to their MP to highlight the problem.

The Welsh government said one of its top priorities was to reduce poverty in Wales and the effects that poverty had on people's life chances.

Moira Hookings, a single mother from Newport, has an eight-year-old son with autism and she told Good Morning Wales about the challenges she faces.