Health Select Committee report on social care
8 February 2012
As the Health Select Committee published its report on social care, Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive of disability charity Scope, said:
“The Health Select Committee has rightly drawn attention to the fact that care services are letting down vulnerable groups.
“However, we would like to remind the committee that care services are not just used by older people.
“For disabled people, social care is critical. It gives people the support they need to get up, dressed and in many cases out of the house and to work.
“Yet disabled people already struggle to get this support. Without this support, disabled people cannot play an active part in the local community and could be left isolated at home.
“We urge the Committee and the Government to recognise the importance of social care to disabled people and to ensure they are equally placed at the heart of on-going reforms.”
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