Did Andrew Pickthall cause the Banking Crisis. Why is he the one who is suffering then. (ref David Brindle – the Guardian 25/03/2011)
For 14 years, four days a week, Andrew Pickthall (below), who has Down’s syndrome, has gone to the Aldingbourne country centre to help out on a range of projects from wood recycling to organic vegetable farming. But now he faces the withdrawal of the funding that creates this lifeline for him.
The 32-year-old fears he will be judged to have only “moderate” needs for care and support under a review ordered by West Sussex county council to begin on 1 April. If so, he will lose the £21-a-day funding to enable him to attend the centre near Fontwell.