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Life as a parent carer during lockdown

What's it like to be a parent carer looking after your disabled child in lockdown?

How does it feel when you no longer have any outside help because you can't risk the virus coming into your home and you live in fear of your child having to go into hospital without you?

What about those with learning difficulties who don't understand what's happening?

Like two brothers from Manchester who stopped eating to save food when they saw TV reports about people stockpiling.

Video report by Anna Youssef

Bernie Wood is the manager at Talbot House which has been offering help and advice to families whose loved ones have learning disabilities during the outbreak, on the phone or online.

Edel Harris, Chief Executive of Mencap , talks to presenter Tony Morris about the type of problems people with learning disabilities and their carers are facing during the lockdown.

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