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Caring for our future – mind the gap between aspiration and reality

Inclusion London highlights the reality of cuts in social care budgets and tightening of social care eligibility criteria experienced by disabled people.

05/12/2012

Inclusion London highlights the reality of cuts in social care budgets and tightening of social care eligibility criteria experienced by disabled people in our response to the ‘Caring for our future consultation, which is a far cry from government’s aspiration for better quality care, prevention and a wide choice of responsive services.

Also, information, support and advocacy are being lost as deaf and disabled people’s organisations are closing at a fast rate due to funding cuts, as a result, more choice control and greater independence is increasingly unlikely. In the short term, Inclusion recommends that local and national government work together to protect both the funding for disabled people’s support as well as funding for user led organisations. In the long term, we believe that funding for social care should be paid from by general taxation as other health and life-time needs are.

Download our full response below.

Download Inclusion London’s response to the ‘Caring for our future: shared ambitions for care and support’ consultation November 2011

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