Scope responds to the social care white paper
11 July 2012
“The social care crisis demanded decisive action. Today we got a holding statement.
“One third of people who rely on social care support are disabled adults. They rely on it for help with really basic day-to-day tasks such as washing, dressing and getting out of the house.
“But as the Minister said too often they don’t know what care they will get.
“The national standard announced today is a vital first step. But crucially the Minister hasn’t said how it will work.
“Until they confirm where the bar will be set and how it will be funded, disabled people will still be anxiously asking ‘will I get support or not?’
“Reading between the lines, we are worried that the Government is planning to set the bar too high.
“This is about basic human dignity; disabled people getting up, getting washed and dressed, having a cooked meal and getting out of the house.”