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Scope, Mencap, The National Autistic Society, Sense and Leonard Cheshire Disability have come together to reveal the scale of the crisis facing over 100,000 disabled people.
One third of people who use social care are working-age disabled people. Research contained in our first report, The other care crisis, showed that in many cases their basic needs are not being met:
Our second report, Ending the other care crisis, shows that social care not only improves people’s independence and wellbeing, it also has economic benefits.
New research undertaken by Deloitte LLP demonstrates that spending money on social care for disabled people with ‘moderate’ needs delivers improved quality of life and economic returns:
The economic benefit of spending £1 now is £1.30. This was calculated by looking at the costs of withholding social care in a range of scenarios and weighting these with the probability of them arising.
Better living, higher standards: improving the lives of disabled people by 2020: http://bit.ly/1o45nwx #livingstandards
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