Independent Living, Social Care and Health
£4.6 billion has been cut from care and support funding in England between 2010 to 2015. Download our Care and Support for Independent Living Factsheet.
Payment cards are a way for local authorities to manage the allocation of funding for individuals in need of adult social care, including disabled people, older people, and carers of disabled people. Instead of an individual receiving a direct social care payment directly into their bank account, local authorities can load the allocated funding onto a payment card.
Inclusion London’s response highlighted the health inequalities experienced by Deaf and Disabled people and also the lack of parity of care between mental and physical health. We called on the Mayor to support co-produced mental health services because they are more effective.
Mental health service users continue to report gaps in access to care, support for wellbeing and continuity of care
The results are in for the most recent annual survey of people’s experiences of NHS community mental health services: the largest survey of its kind in the UK. The results offer a powerful insight into how people really felt about the care they received.