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FORGIVE ME for not feeling very charitable towards those foreign countries receiving financial aid from our government, when at the same time funding for county councils has been severely cut.

The repercussion of this is that some councils no longer fund people with moderate special needs, or as in my son’s case, in West Sussex, is soon likely to be stopped.

Because of better health conditions and education, my son Andrew, who has Down’s Syndrome, is likely to fall into that category.

He may well lose the job he loves at a local country centre, set up for people like him where he’s worked for 16 years, and also his flat.

For him and his peers, this is so unfair and they are terribly worried about their future.

Surely we should be looking after our own vulnerable citizens before those in other countries?

Sally Pickthall,

he Pines,