UK prime minister David Cameron
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Cameron has 'every sympathy' with family of disabled child

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he has "every sympathy" with the family of a disabled six-year-old after her mother accused him of not doing enough to help families in need of respite care.

Riven Vincent said she felt forced to consider putting her daughter Celyn, who is blind, quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, into care because she could no longer cope.

Mr Cameron said he didn't believe that Riven Vincent's case was related to the wider public service cuts.

David Cameron had visited Ms Vincent and her family at their home near Bristol during the general election campaign.

  • 20 Jan 2011