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The best future for my son - Dionne and Jayden's story - Scope video

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Dionne lives alone with her son Jayden and is his sole carer. Jayden can't walk, talk or sit up.

Dionne first rang our helpline in 2010 to find out about physiotherapy regimes. Since then, she has been working with response worker, Vasu, to get information about respite services, equipment and support groups. In 2012, Vasu pushed social services to start an assessment on Jayden and Dionne to find out what support they were entitled to. In January 2013, she was offered three hours a week support for somebody to come to the home to help out with Jayden's physiotherapy routine. Jayden now also gets DLA and mobility support.

Dionne says: "It was only because of Scope's referral to Social Services that people started taking me seriously. Out of all the organisations I've been to, Scope's the only one that's stuck. It's an organisation I go back time and again because things actually get done."

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