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Katie Price is devastated over lack of funding for Harvey from council

Katie Price is going to war with her local council over her son Harvey’s care. 

The former glamour model, 46, spoke of her dismay as she claimed authorities had refused funding for the 22-year-old, believing he has ‘no healthcare issues, only social’. 

Harvey, who has multiple disorders including autism, septo-optic dysplasia, Prader-Willi syndrome and blindness, is set to leave his £350,000 residential college in December after Katie was declared bankrupt. 

Giving an update on the situation, the television personality said on her podcast, The Katie Price Show, Harvey faces being moved into social care nearer to where she lives

‘The socials came back yesterday, the people who do the funding, and they believe by seeing Harvey that Harvey has no healthcare issues,’ she ranted. 

Katie Price is going to war with her local council of her son Harvey's care

Katie Price is going to war with her local council of her son Harvey’s care

The former glamour model, 46, spoke of her dismay as she claimed authorities had refused funding for the 22-year-old, believing he has 'no healthcare issues, only social

The former glamour model, 46, spoke of her dismay as she claimed authorities had refused funding for the 22-year-old, believing he has ‘no healthcare issues, only social

‘That he only needs social care issues. They think he has no health problems so they’re not funding, and want him to live in a social care place.’ 

Katie explained how Harvey’s doctors and social worker are encouraging her to appeal the decision as she went on to explain his medical difficulties. 

She said: ‘So now obviously the doctors and all that are good with me. He has a passport for the hospital, he’s on medicine to keep him alive, he’s cortisol deficient so can go into adrenaline crisis at any time. 

‘If he’s ill he ends up in hospital, what are they on about? Anyone out there if you’re in a situation like me, like everyone knows Harvey has healthcare issues, it’s been documented and I’ve done documentaries on it, but they just think it’s behaviour.

‘I’m like “are you kidding me?”, and I’m now having to appeal, even his social worker is like “you’ve got to appeal it” and it’s all because of money. 

‘I will not be letting Harvey suffer but it looks like he will be coming home. Not home, I mean a place nearer me, up the road. He won’t be able to stay at college after Christmas.’

MailOnline has contacted West Sussex County Council for comment. 

Back in March, Katie revealed she had been forced to withdraw from £350,000-a-year residential college after the star was declared bankrupt for a second time.

Harvey (pictured in 2021) has been attending and living at specialist institution National Star in Cheltenham since 2021 but he will leave in December

Harvey (pictured in 2021) has been attending and living at specialist institution National Star in Cheltenham since 2021 but he will leave in December 

Last month, Katie's £2million home was repossessed by court bailiffs. The former glamour model, 46, was served an eviction notice for her mansion two months ago

Last month, Katie’s £2million home was repossessed by court bailiffs. The former glamour model, 46, was served an eviction notice for her mansion two months ago 

Harvey has been attending and living at specialist institution National Star in Cheltenham since 2021, but Katie admitted she ‘can’t pay’ the vast fees, after being swamped with an outstanding tax bill of £750,000.

Speaking on her The Katie Price Show podcast earlier this year, Katie said: ‘I’m having a nightmare at the minute.

‘We were looking for him to stay at his college another year or if not a placement, but [the local authority] haven’t accepted it. 

‘They’ve given me three months that he has to find somewhere else by July. With someone like Harvey you need the transitional move, you need to do it slow. 

‘I’m trying to find somewhere nearer or something for Harvey but three months isn’t a long time.’ 

Last month, Katie’s £2million home was repossessed by court bailiffs. 

The former glamour model, 46, was served an eviction notice for her mansion two months ago.

In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Katie insisted it had been her decision to vacate the property, and that she had ‘sorted’ her financial issues after being declared bankrupt for a second time.

Katie has since moved into a smaller, rented home in a sleepy Sussex village.

WHAT IS PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME?

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes problems including constant urges to eat food, restricted growth and reduced muscle tone.

Other potential issues include learning difficulties, lack of sexual development and behavioral problems such as tantrums or stubbornness.

The rare condition, which affects one in every 15,000 children born in England, is caused by a defect on chromosome number 15 – and happens by chance.

Because there is no cure, treatment aims to manage the symptoms – with parents of sufferers urged to get their children to stick to a healthy, balanced diet.

Children with the syndrome can eat up to six times more than children of the same age – and still feel hungry.

It was first described in 1956 by Swiss doctors A Prader, A Labhart and H Willi. 

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