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Independent living for disabled people

Independent Living Baroness Campbell speaking in the House of Lords, with a PA by her side

The concept of personal assistance has been severely damaged by years of austerity and policies that have “degraded” the support mechanisms designed to enable independent living, leading figures in the disability movement have warned. They were speaking at the launch of Personal Assistance Relationships, a research study which highlights how employing personal assistants can
Independent Living Tom Shakespeare head and shoulders

Enabling disabled people with support needs to employ personal assistants (PAs) – rather than relying on traditional care workers – can be empowering and liberating, but relationships with PAs “can sometimes go wrong”, according to new research. The Personal Assistance Relationships study, led by the disabled academic Professor Tom Shakespeare (pictured), highlights the “complex”
Independent Living The Houses of Parliament

The government has confirmed in the Queen’s speech that it plans to consult on its proposals to address the funding crisis affecting older people’s social care, but has again failed to make any mention of the needs of working-age disabled people. Conservative plans for the funding of social care for older people – particularly
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