TV presenter Jeff Brazier
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Jeff Brazier: 'Mum's not had much of a life for herself'

TV presenter Jeff Brazier's 25-year-old brother Spencer has cerebral palsy and has always been cared for by their mother, Jeanette.

Jeff admits this hasn't left her much time to herself, and it was something he set out to change earlier this year. He took three weeks out of his usual schedule and, followed by a BBC 3 film crew, he tried to help Spencer gain more direction and independence, and so take some of the pressure off their mother.

Speaking to the BBC video series Cause Celeb, Jeff talks openly about the challenges people with disabilities and their families face, and of his naivete in thinking his intervention would run smoothly.

Jeff Brazier: Me and My Brother can be seen on BBC 3 at 2100 GMT on Thursday 16 December.

  • 11 Dec 2010
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