Working mother of a disabled child – a lifestyle choice?

A life-style choice? I have spent 14 years being told that the pitiful amount I was able to earn around MsF’s care needs was in some way pointless. Yet I was on my own and had other children to support…

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We’ve been investigating the extra costs of disability. For some parents and carers of disabled children, returning to work is a necessity. In a guest post from Hannah Postgate, she talks about attitudes towards working mums. Hannah campaigns for improved SEND childcare and is the co-founder of Rosyandbo.com which sells “toys, gifts and lifestyle products for families with special needs”.

The emotions of returning to work for any mother are tough, but putting that aside just for a moment… for many disabled families, returning to work is a necessity, economically. In fact it is even more vital as the financial burden is so much greater; bringing up a child with a disability is forcing families to go without essentials and get into debt.

  • 52 per cent of families with a disabled child are at risk of poverty.
  • It costs three times more to raise a disabled child.
  • One in seven families with a disabled…

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