Former Eastbourne MP Backs Billy

Friday 3rd February 2017

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The clock is now ticking for a decision to be made about whether a disabled teenager from Hampden Park gets help to get to school.

So far, East Sussex County Council has said that Billy Forse doesn't qualify for state-funded transport to and from school, as he doesn't have 'exceptional circumstances.'

Billy is 16 and has a very rare disorder - being the only known person in the world. He relies on others to enable him to carry out every day tasks and has to be pushed around in a wheelchair to get around.

Next week, his mum, Leanna, will find out if a final appeal will rule in their favour. If it doesn't, the teacher will face handing in her notice, as she cannot afford the £500 taxi fares a month to get Billy to college.

Former Eastbourne MP, Stephen Lloyd has told Eastbourne Buzz he's backing Billy to get the funding he needs:

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