Disabled children and childcare (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at the widening wealth gap under the Labour Government. More than half of families with disabled children live on the margins of poverty; just 16 percent of mothers with disabled children work, compared with 61 percent of other mothers; and childminders and nurseries geared to providing facilities for disabled children are scarce. With the Government setting targets to tackle child poverty,

Woman's Hour asks whether families with disabled children are getting a rough deal. Christine Lenehan, Director, The Council for Disabled children and Baroness Ashton join Jenni Murray to discuss.

Published: 
2004
Author: 
Jenni Murray
Christine Lenehan
Baroness Ashton
Publisher: 
British Broadcasting Corporation