Carer relieved at securing autistic Ukrainian teen’s visa

A woman who has been trying to bring a boy with severe autism from Ukraine to the UK for months has said finally securing his visa was “a great relief”. Julie Elliot applied to help 16-year-old Timothy through the government’s Homes for Ukraine (HfU) scheme in March, but his age made him ineligible. She wasContinue reading “Carer relieved at securing autistic Ukrainian teen’s visa”

Australian boy, 3, rescued after four days lost in bush

A three-year-old boy who went missing in the Australian bush four days ago has been found safe after a search.Anthony “AJ” Elfalak was spotted by police helicopters on Monday, drinking water from a creek on his family’s property in rural New South Wales. The little boy, who has autism and doesn’t speak, had been lastContinue reading “Australian boy, 3, rescued after four days lost in bush”

‘Discriminatory’ mental health system overhauled

Plans have been announced to overhaul the mental health system – with the aim of making it less discriminatory towards black people. Ministers say changes to how people are sectioned in England and Wales will see them treated “as individuals, with rights, preferences, and expertise”. Black people are over four times more likely to beContinue reading “‘Discriminatory’ mental health system overhauled”