Response to government announcement of a social care Green Paper

The Government has announced it will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018

Mark Atkinson, Chief Executive of disability charity Scope, said: 
 
"Despite being a third of social care users, disabled people are repeatedly erased from the social care debate.
 
"While it is welcome there is to be a workstream on working age disabled people, we are concerned that the Green Paper will solely focus on older people. We urge the Government to set out how it intends to listen and act on the needs of hundreds of thousands of working age disabled people who rely on a system that is increasingly under pressure."

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For more information contact the Scope press office on 02076197200 or cora.bauer@scope.org.uk.

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