reverse plan to scrap Disability Living Allowance

Andy Burnham is expected to reverse plan to scrap Disability Living Allowance but will he?

The Secretary of State for Health has made it clear that Disability Living Allowance for the Under 65s will not be affected by Government plans to create a National Care Service.

Tomorrow Andy Burnham will also use a major speech on social care to reverse the plan to scrap the disability living allowance, which would have saved the Government £4.4 billion – money which was earmarked to help meet the cost of the country’s burgeoning social care bill.

Mr Burnham will also say that he will not go ahead with a plan to scrap the disability living allowance. The move had been suggested in the green paper on social care which is part of the Government’s attempt to tackle the problem of the costs of long term care.

http://careandsupport.direct.gov.uk/news/2009/10/health-secretary-clarifies-government-position-on-disability-benefits/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6400326/Age-discrimination-in-NHS-must-end-says-Andy-Burnham.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/oct/22/social-care-nhs-disability-allowance

Advertisements

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: