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Welfare reform on the Web (January 2007): Social care - UK - Community care

Independence day: social care and disability rights

Disability Rights Commission


This report identifies a “care gap” in the UK between growing numbers of people requiring social care and diminishing numbers actually receiving it. Those whose support needs are unmet are increasingly having to rely on the kindness of friends, family and neighbours. More people are now supported by family and friends than by local authorities.

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