Inclusion London evidence to the inquiry into the CSR’s impact on health and social care
Disabled people’s independent living and inclusion in the community is being lost, contrary to Article 19 of the UNCRDP.
Inclusion London submitted evidence to the Commons Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care.
In the evidence we concluded that Disabled people’s social care is being cut to a bare minimum, so that support in many areas is only being provided to get up, clean and feed and go to bed. As a result Disabled people’s independent living and inclusion in the community is being lost, contrary to Article 19 of the UNCRDP.
The crisis in care is going to intensify as the population ages. Central government urgently needs to address the care crisis by providing funds so the care and support is adequately funded and not dependent on the vagaries of an optional 2% council tax increase or revenues from business rates.
Regarding the proposal for joint work and health: Disabled people wish to work to full capacity and support provided by those that have the necessary knowledge and expertise is welcome, such as the successful ‘into work support’ provided by Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations.
However, we recommend that Employment ‘support’ is not placed in GP surgeries and that health and employment ‘support’ remain in separate buildings otherwise Disabled people may stop seeking the medical care needed so health and wellbeing seriously deteriorates.
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More information about the inquiry is available: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/health-committee/news-parliament-20151/impact-comprehensive-spending-review-health-social-care-launch-15-16/