Care and support


Fostering: finding the perfect match

Every year, around 30,000 children are placed into care, waiting to be matched with the perfect family. Fostering a disabled child is a hugely rewarding experience for the foster child and foster carer. Saskia Harper spoke to one foster carer about their experience.






Interview: My Autistic Big Brother and Me

Journalist and film-maker, Mikey Kay has been openly discussing his life with older brother Spencer, who is autistic. Saskia Harper interviewed Mikey about his new documentary: My Autistic Big Brother and Me.




Spotlight: Autism is not a mental illness

Under the UK Mental Health Act 1983, autism is defined as a mental disorder. This inaccurate representation of people on the autistic spectrum can lead to even more confusion, and harm, when caring for autistic people who are experiencing mental ill health