Caerphilly mother’s terminally ill care funding despair

The mother of a terminally-ill girl says she has considered putting her into care because of funding delays.

Poppy Blewett-Silcock, eight, has Warburg Micro Syndrome, meaning she is blind, unable to speak or walk and needs tube feeding.

Both the Caerphilly social services department and Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board (LHB) acknowledge that Poppy, who is unlikely to live far beyond 10, urgently requires a variety of support.

Her mother, Dr Tymandra Blewett-Silcock, from Caerphilly, says they have been left waiting for six-months as neither body will take responsibility for funding her for support.

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One Response to “Caerphilly mother’s terminally ill care funding despair”

  1. malka Says:

    just the tip of the iceberg i fear………..lot’s of carers will be forced to abandon their loved ones, how mad is that??/

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