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.
New research shows benefit sanctions and conditions are pushing disabled people further from employment
Disabled people are facing punitive sanctions and perverse incentives when trying to claim allowances which are damaging their health and placing barriers in the way of their efforts to seek work.
Inclusion London responded to the Local Government Association’s (LGA) survey on adult social care for the future. Our response highlighted that Social care/personal assistance is vital to Disabled people because, when adequately funded and delivered it can enable Disabled people’s rights to independent living and being included in the community as stated under Article 19 […]
Mental Capacity Amendment Bill: Act now to prevent the government from weakening our human rights protections
We are holding a consultation event to talk about the proposed amendments to the Mental Capacity Act and to discuss our next steps. DDPOs, Self-advocacy groups, people with learning difficulties or other Disabled people who are interested are welcome to attend.
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.