Is the UK really the best at care for disabled people?

Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:15
Written by Vicki Mitchem

The DWP claims the UK is the world leader in support of disabled people, our spending on disability services being a fifth higher than the EU average. But is this being reflected in the way disabled people are treated by the government?

Govtoday is proud to be exhibiting at Choice Unlimited, the first UK wide roadshow on independent living led by disabled people. Come and visit us at our stand on the 18th of October where you can get involved in our online forums where we debate these issues every day. How is the government helping you as a disabled person or carer for a child or adult with a disability?

Perhaps more importantly, what should the government be doing to ensure you are given the right support so you are able to live your life in the way that you would like to?

At the Govtoday stand you will be able to see, first-hand how have created a discussion platform allowing you direct communication with thousands of online users. From front line staff to ministers, all are given an opportunity to share experiences and expertise.

This event is an ideal opportunity for you to share your ideas and thoughts and to have your voice heard on these important issues.

There is no need to wait for the day of the event, to get involved in our online debate visit, there is even a page, just for you, to air your views. Click here and join Choice Unlimited in giving feedback alongside the people affected by these issues, before, during and after the event.

To attend the event, please contact Choice Unlimited: 0116 222 5005 or visit the website.


0 #3 Money is only an InputMelissa C. Cooke 2013-10-17 12:30
It is important that money is spent in support of disabled people, but it is more important to know that this money is achieving better outcomes for disabled people. Where can we see this information?
0 #2 Money is only an inputMelissa C. Cooke 2013-10-17 12:28
It is important that money is spent to support people, but more important is whether that money is used to best effect. Where can we see what outcomes are being achieved for disabled people with this spend?
+3 #1 Older disabled adults still forgottenDebbie Boote 2013-10-16 22:27
My eldest son is 30 years old and has Aspeger syndrome. Although he is very bright and completed a three year catering course he He has not worked since he completed his coures nearly six years ago. This is mainly because with his disablility he needs extra support which is no longer available.Since the demise of Remploy there is very little scope for assisted employment for people like my son.I welcome the offer of 21,000 supported work placements to support people with a disablility but why is it is only targeting young people? Older disabled adults who have struggled for years with unemployement are still being left on the scrap heap.

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