"I had a cousin who had Down's syndrome. And she was about 10 years older than me. And when my aunt died in the mid 90s, she had essentially scrimped and saved all her life to ensure that Ruth would be all right after she went. And Ruth was able to live at home with support for more than 10 years. And that support, in fact, did come from the City Council. Eventually, Ruth developed dementia. […] Another cousin, who was a nurse, investigated all the opportunities and the best specialist care home was a home in in East Lothian, funded by Edinburgh City Council. And it was absolutely exemplary. It was everything you could have wished for."