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For disabled children in poverty, this Christmas is straight out of Dickens | Frances Ryan

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Thanks to government austerity, 40% of disabled children are now so poor that they’re going without presentsEight-year-old Finley has always had things tough. He has autism and a bowel condition, and is scared by crowds and noise. Finley’s mum, Lisa, is disabled and does the best she can, but the costs are colossal. Finley’s special nappies alone cost £60 a month. Since Lisa became too ill to work, social security has been their lifeline – from specialist food to keep Finley healthy to therapy toys to make him less anxious. Then
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