Independent Living, Social Care and Health
Nearly £3.7 billion has been cut from care and support funding in England between 2010 to 2015. Download our Care and Support for Independent Living Factsheet.
Update from the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)’s 8th Freedom Drive in Brussels. 300 disabled people and our allies from 19 countries marched through Brussels, promoting independent living, peer support, protest, and celebration of disability rights.
Luke’s appeal was dismissed. This is a devastating outcome for him as he won’t only be stuck at home with minimal support he also risks losing his support team, who were with him for 18 years. The outcome is also disappointing and worrying for other Disabled people, as this case sends a message to local authorities that they can implement whatever cuts they want as long as they follow the right process.
Davey v Oxfordshire County Council is a vital case which will determine how far the flagship Care Act goes in promoting our wellbeing, choice and control and independent living. lnclusion London has intervened in the case. Read our submission here.
A report published this week by In Control on behalf of the Independent Living Strategy group, presents the findings of an online survey looking at what impact the Care Act is actually having on the day-to-day lives of Disabled people living in England today.