Independent living: a cross-government strategy about independent living for disabled people

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Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 February 2008
Disabled people, Legislation, Social Policy
Social welfare
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This strategy brings together a number of initiatives across government which will enable more people to have choice and control over the support they receive, remove barriers to independent living, and improve access to services. For example, a Transition support programme will enable young disabled people to access advocacy support and person centred planning; a cross-government national strategy will aim to help people remain in employment when they acquire an impairment or their condition worsens; and a nationally funded rapid response repairs and adaptations services will enable older and disabled people to remain living in their own homes. The strategy includes measures to encourage the investment of resources to enable disabled people to have control over the resources made available to them. The report also outlines intentions to examine the need for advocacy support in situations where people are at risk of losing choice and control.

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