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    simone1032
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    Hi, I’m a single mummy of three boys with special needs, lockdown is fun! We are home schooling and getting out for our one walk a day  but I was wondering if there is any financial help for us single parents at this time? I’m spending a lot on food and things to keep them busy.

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    Sherinam
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    Has your child got an ehcp plan?

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    simone1032
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    Not at the moment no.

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    Sherinam
    Participant

    What diagnosis have you received for special needs?

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    simone1032
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    My eldest has Autism, my middle boy has Autism and Learning difficulties and my youngest has Sensory Difficulties.

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    Sherinam
    Participant

    Did you receive disability benefits for your children? There is an allowance that you can claim for?

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    simone1032
    Participant

    I do get DLA for my older two.

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    Sherinam
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    I’m still working and I don’t get any additional funds for my child.

    I believe the govt are going to give £15 a week for children off school who receive free meals so that they don’t miss a meal.

    We are all in the same boat spending more money on food and you are lucky that you can use the dla allowance to provide for your children

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    simone1032
    Participant

    I’m lucky to receive DLA? I’d rather not have to claim for it and my children not need it!! I’m guessing you’re a key worker as you’re still working and if that’s so then you are doing a great job, I have no support directly around me to have my three children whilst I work and if I used childcare I’d be out of pocket if I worked! I didn’t asked to be judged just a friendly ear and this is why I don’t comment or post on these sites!!!!

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    Sherinam
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    Who is judging you? You just want to sound off on here and like I said everyone is In the same boat.

    I am still working and taking care of my autistic daughter. I do not watch the news or keep up to date as to figures etc… I have no interest as to who has it.

    I am not going to live in fear and let anything like this get me or my child down . My family are all in isolation so I am on my own like many people.

    I have a mortgage to pay for and food to put on the table and I haven’t got time to feel sorry for myself.

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