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Allow families with a disabled child over age 5 to form a support bubble

Submitted by Gemma Vicary on Saturday 28th November 2020

Published on Friday 4th December 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Friday 4th June 2021

Signatures: 7,881

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5 years ~ Bubble ~ Child ~ Children ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Disabled ~ Parent ~ Re ~ Severe ~ Support bubble

Petition Action

Allow families with a disabled child over age 5 to form a support bubble

Petition Details

It’s great that under 5 parent’s can form a support bubble if your child requires continuous care and has a disability but my 10 year old also needs 24 hour care and we have a household with 2 disabled children.
The government need to re-think and include disabled children over the age of 5.

Additional Information

Children at any age with a disability/severe disability are hard work and parents/carers do rely on support a great deal and to say it’s just if your child is under 5 and is disabled and requires continuous care is outrageous. There should be no age limit for forming a support bubble for parents with disabled children.
I think it’s a bit discriminating to be fair as I would say over 5 years of age children with severe disabilities can be a lot harder and can require more support from a support bubble.


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