Friday, 9 December 2011

DPAC's Save Independent Living Fund campaign

The lack of help for those 'temporarily incapacitated' is a BIG issue now that local authorities are having to cut back so much on home social care.

 Even before the cuts, a friend who was totally immobilised for weeks by a broken leg got minimal time from a visiting carer and had to pay for that at about £12 per hour. Fortunately she had a teacher's salary but if she had been unemployed....? she has no family in the UK at all, lives alone, had to beg friends and acquaintances to do things like shopping, cleaning, taking rubbish out, even helping her to bath.

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