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.
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.
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.