Father’s despair over lack of care help

from Oxford Times

A SINGLE dad at breaking point caring for his severely disabled son last night warned he may have to put him into full-time care.

Matias Haywood, six, is fed through a tube, cannot sit up by himself, is incontinent and needs 24-hour care.

But his dad Damian has been offered just six hours of respite a month.

Mr Haywood, 39, from Blackbird Leys, said: “I love my son dearly, and I don’t want to give him up but there will come a time when I won’t be able to carry on.

“Oxfordshire social services have offered funding for just six hours a month, at £10 an hour. We haven’t taken them up, because with the effort of getting Matias ready, it’s just not worth it.”

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