Katie Price left furious as she's told disabled son Harvey has 'no healthcare issues'

Katie giving harvey a kiss
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Katie Price has expressed her fury after clashing with her local council over the care of her disabled son Harvey.

The ex-glamour model claims that an assessor reportedly concluded that 22 year old Harvey has "no health problems", leading to a decision to only provide him with social care support.

This development follows Katie's previous disclosure that she was seeking funding for an additional year of college for Harvey, the Mirror reports.

On The Katie Price Show, the 46-year-old revealed that Harvey is expected to leave college post-Christmas and may have to move closer to her, potentially entering into social care.

Katie and Harvey Price
Harvey was diagnosed with Septo-optic dysplasia as a child and is also autistic and has Prader-Willi syndrome, -Credit:Instagram/katieprice

The mother of five shared her disbelief: "The socials came back yesterday, the people who do the funding, and they believe by seeing Harvey that Harvey has no healthcare issues.

"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."

She continued: "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."

Katie Price and son Harvey Price.
The news comes after Katie recently revealed she is seeking funding for an additional year of specialist college for Harvey -Credit:@katieprice/Instagram

Katie Price expressed frustration about her son's situation, exclaiming: "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.

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"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."

Harvey was diagnosed with Septo-optic dysplasia as an infant. Additionally, he is autistic and lives with Prader-Willi syndrome, which can cause myriad physical and mental challenges.

As Katie fights for healthcare funding, there]#s a proposed change in Harvey's treatment on the horizon.

She shared her surprise about a particular DNA test that doctors performed, saying: "They're changing his meds, but how fascinating is this.

"They've done a DNA on his mouth, they're sending it to America to test it, to know that the medication, if he can have different ones they do now for his behaviour and his health, how fascinating, I didn't know you could do that."

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