The King’s Fund’s verdict on the Coalition Government’s Record on Social Care

There are now 25% less people receiving publicly funded social care since 2009.

Local authority spending on social care for older people has fallen by 17% in real terms, whilst the number of people aged 85 and over has risen by almost 9%.

The Government has failed to protect adult social care from unprecedented cuts in spending. Social care needs to be right up on the agenda when thinking about spending decisions and what type of society we want to live in. Social care is funded differently to the NHS – who will stand up for social care?

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Introducing the Learning Disability Alliance England

October 8, 2014

  The Campaign for a Fair Society is proud to support the Learning Disability Alliance England.  This marks a major milestone in the development of a movement to protect & enhance the rights of people with learning disabilities.  We’re working with National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities National Valuing Family Forum Association for Real […]

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Personal Independent Payments – more than half of claims fail

October 2, 2014

Latest stats from the DWP show that only 45% of PIP claims succeed where the claimant is not terminally ill. and for DLA to PIP transfers, 1 in 3 claims fail. Of all people who got an award 58% got the enhanced rate of the daily living component, 32% got the standard rate & 10% got no […]

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Social care in the spotlight – people tell their stories

September 15, 2014

Radio 5 covers the Crisis in Care A hard hitting report on the impact of cuts to social care tells us how it really is. The programme gives us people’s stories, how elderly and disabled people who used to be eligible for funded support to wash, dress, eat and have some dignity in their lives are being […]

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Homecoming for Josh

August 29, 2014

Some excellent news from Josh’s family.. Ever since Josh went away from our home, we never stopped believing that he would one day return. Never gave up. It is with great pleasure that I can tell you all that Cornwall have agreed a local provider which means that Josh will be coming home to Cornwall! […]

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Call to action on Winterbourne – 3,000 people & rising

July 16, 2014

 The Campaign for a Fair Society believes that “human rights are for everyone, including the most disabled members of our community, and those rights include the same right to liberty as everyone else” (Hale 2014).  The placement and serial detention of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in institutions for long-term care far from their […]

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Assessing the Assessors – lived experience of Work Capability Assessments

July 8, 2014

884 people tell us what it’s like to go through the WCA “As you read this 4 disabled people every day lose their lives after having their benefits removed under the WCA process”. A hard hitting report by Rick Burgess, Simon Duffy, Nick Dilworth, Jane Bence, Wayne Blackburn & Mark Thomas highlights a culture of […]

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If I were prime minister……

May 28, 2014

Wisdom of the young Some powerful messages from young people across the UK – Save the Children asks what would they do if they were PM. Please take 5 minutes to vote on your favourite videos of these children telling us how they would end UK child poverty,  

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A future without the Independent Living Fund

March 21, 2014

In this important paper Jim Elder-Woodward OBE, Chair of the Campaign for a Fair Society, reviews the achievements of the ILF and makes the case for a new Trust which builds on its achievements and which guarantees the kind of portable national entitlement that disabled people require. He argues that such a Trust could be […]

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