Survey in Gunma Prefecture highlights the need for respite care for parents of disabled children

Written with extracts from The Jomo Shimbun

May 2nd 2018

GUNMA – Half of the severely physically and mentally handicapped children in Gunma prefecture live at home routinely receive some kind of medical care. A survey was carried out; and in responding to that survey many families are feeling the strain of providing care and the importance of respite (relaxation) which temporarily resolves the burden has been highlighted.

In the survey, a group to protect the severe physical and mental handicapped people on the Prefecture (Yoshida Eiko president) distributed questionnaires through disabled facilities, from September to December of 2017, and received responses from 157 families.

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