Up to 13k disabled people could be forced into care homes to save money.

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January 27, 2017 by dontbringlulubook

Nearly 40 NHS clinical commissioning groups are introducing rules about ongoing care of the disabled according to the Guardian newspaper.

It could lead to disabled people currently living semi-independently at home to be forced into care homes.

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A campaign group Disability United used Freedom of Information Requests to find about a plan to save money on the care of the disabled.

The clinical groups are prepared to pay between 10 and 40 percent above the cost of a care home to support an individual at home.

But if the cost rises about 40 percent then the disabled person would be faced with an ‘alternative option’ – a care home reported the Heath Service Journal.

There’s more about this story at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/25/disabled-people-disabilities-health-care-homes

 

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