Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Cuts hurt the most vulnerable

Dan Parton writes (30th March 2011) : Last weekend about 500,000 people converged on London to protest about the size and speed of government cuts. Among them were a number of people with learning disabilities – a group arguably feeling the effects of the cuts more than most.Indeed, a survey by Care and Support Alliance – a consortium of 40 charities, including Mencap, Scope and the MS Society – reported that more than half of disabled people had seen their health suffer due to changes in social care services brought about by government cuts.Additionally – and a stark reminder of


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