Publish date: 10th May 2018
Not only is this 'tax on disability' having a significant impact on people's lives the amount being charged by Local Authorities varies dramtically, with one recouping as much as 46% of its total spend on Adult Social Care and another as little as 4%! Hammersmith and Fulham Council has actually ABOLISHED charges for people with disabilities altogether...if they can do this why can't other Local Authorities?
The Independent Living Strategy Group is determined to increase awareness of the issue of charging for care and support and, with this in mind, they want to hear about your experiences via a quick survey. Please just take a moment to complete it and have your say!
We were delighted to see that MySafeHome has been mentioned in one of the Government's National Disability Strategy papers.
Monday May 31st is the tenth anniversary of the BBC Panorama programme that exposed the horrific abuse taking place at Winterbourne View.
Learning Disability England and Housing LIN are writing two guides for NHS England to help people with disabilities to find the right home and they are seeking success stories.