Mother of autistic boy, cared for 300 miles away faces Christmas without him

Adele Hanlon's son Eddie Marshall has been treated in Newcastle since he was 13. She's been campaigning to get care for him closer to their home in Bristol - and says this time of year can be the hardest of all.

I think I kind of become a grump in November, when I know it's coming. It's really difficult because it was the second week of December which was the last time Eddie was in his home, so around Christmas time is a real struggle.

We have to be festive for the little people, but it's quite hard. We just miss him so much.

Eddie has a complex range of health issues which means he needs round-the-clock care at a hospital in Newcastle. He's lived there ever since his mother was told there was nowhere near their home in Southmead which could cater to his needs.

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20th December 2016