'David Cameron has let parents of disabled kids down'


A mother whose decision to put her disabled daughter in care made headlines has given her first interview about her dilemma.

Riven Vincent's daughter Celyn has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy and in January she posted on a website that she was considering putting her in care.

In her first ever interview, she tells the BBC she no longer believes David Cameron is on her side.

Mr Cameron spoke to her before the general election, promising that he would personally help families like hers. Since then he has repeated his pledge to fund short periods of respite for carers.

Riven Vincent gets nine hours of care a week but would like 21 hours which works out as three hours every day. She says this would help her be a better parent to her three other children.

She tells BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire that she would still consider putting Celyn in residential care.

You can listen to the full interview on the Radio 5 live website, which includes comments from Riven's local MP Jack Lopresti and callers participating in the programme. For more 5 live stories, please visit the Best Bits page.

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