A further 125,000 families with one earner and a stay–at-home parent will also be hit, according to David Gauke, the Treasury secretary.
My daughter isn't fussy – she's ill. But her gluten-free food prescription has been cut by a callous and faceless PCT
When our two-year-old daughter was diagnosed with coeliac disease just before Christmas, my relief bordered on euphoria. Diagnosis, following an endoscopy and biopsy, signalled an end to two years of watching Tilly waste away, physically and mentally. No further surgery. All we had to do was make sure she followed a gluten-free diet and she would start growing again.
The Independent has reported: Urgent action is needed to identify children suffering from eating disorders which have a death rate similar to childhood leukaemia, medical experts say. Anorexia and bulimia are traditionally seen as a problems of adolescence but evidence suggests they are starting earlier in childhood.