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New research exposes scale of Government’s social care crisis for disabled people: Thousands struggling to eat, wash or leave their homes
- Almost 40% of disabled people receiving social care support are not having their basic needs met including eating, washing, dressing or getting out of the house.
- To make matters worse, Government proposals risk up to 105,000 disabled people failing to get basic support for their day-to-day lives.
- A £1.2billion funding gap in social care support for disabled people under age of 65 has been exposed
- Five leading disability charities have come together to urge the Government to guarantee vital support for disabled people to end this crisis.
New research published today exposes the true scale of the Government’s social care crisis for disabled people, which has left thousands without access to basic care to help them eat, wash properly and leave their homes.
The report ‘The Other Care Crisis’ is today published by Scope, Mencap, The National Autistic Society, Sense and Leonard Cheshire Disability. The leading disability charities are concerned that the debate about social care reform has focused on the needs of an ageing population and side-lined the thousands of disabled people under the age of 65 who rely on care in everyday life.
One third of the people who receive on social care are disabled, yet Emma from Cambridge says “Not getting the support I need has meant my life is on hold. I have no routine, I feel socially isolated, lonely and of no value to society. I’m only 24 I feel 84.”
The charities are urging the Government to put disabled people at the heart of reforms by setting eligibility for state funded social care at ‘moderate needs’[i] in order to guarantee the most vulnerable people in society basic support in their day to day lives.
The report, the first comprehensive analysis of how the social care crisis affects disabled people, brings together three new pieces of evidence: (more…)