A year since Dilnot: Scope calls for clarity from the Government
4 July 2012
A year since Andrew Dilnot’s commission into social care published its recommendations, Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive of the disability charity Scope, said:
“Dilnot called the social care system ‘confusing, unfair and unsustainable’. He recommended a radical overhaul and an injection of cash.
“One third of people who rely on social care support are disabled. A year on from Dilnot they are still waiting anxiously for the Government’s plan.
“Thousands of disabled people rely on social care support for help with day-to-day tasks such as washing, dressing and getting out of the house.
“Yet at the moment they are vulnerable to wide-ranging interpretation by different local authorities of what someone’s eligible needs are and therefore what social care support they qualify for.
“The Government has delayed and sent mixed messages about its plans for social care reform. Disabled people need clarity on how will this vital support will be available wherever in the country they live.”