Henrietta Spink, a disability campaigner who has two severely disabled boys, has set out what she thinks needs to be done to change disability provision in this country, including:
The 2001 Census suggests that there are 5.2 millions carers in England and Wales. Over Â£1.75 billion was spent on assessment and care management and Â£13.1 billion on adult social care by local authorities in 2007-8 across the UK…
Another key point of the campaign is the portability of care packages. At present we are trapped in Cornwall. My husbandâ€™s work is in the South East yet we have we no way of relocating, as to move would mean losing our care package. From our experience a new receiving local authority will not look at an existing care package and this is borne out by a letter we have from Ed Balls stating that the Welfare Bill makes no provision for rights to portable support, and that there is no guarantee about continuity of support, even for a transitional period.
Worth reading in full.
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