Down's syndrome

Cumbrian family had to move home because son with Down's was abused

A mother from Carlisle says there's still too much prejudice towards people with Down's Syndrome.

Stella Ellwood was talking to BBC Radio Cumbria, which is hearing about the everyday lives of Cumbrians with disabilities.

Portrait of Kevin Ellwood
BBC

Her son Kevin, 33, was diagnosed with the condition when he was a toddler. She says when he was younger, they were forced to move away because of the abuse he received from other children on their street:

Kevin used to get bullied. He'd be in the garden and people would poke him with sticks and spit on him, which was really horrible. We moved for that reason."

Stella Ellwood
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