Making choice and control a reality for disabled people: consultation on the Right to control

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Great Britain. Office for Diability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 June 2009
Disabled people, Legislation, Social Policy
Social welfare
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Consultation paper on the proposed implementation of the Right to control trial sites, known as Trailblazers. The Right to control is about disabled people having control over the support they need to live their lives. The Government wants to shift the balance of power from the state to the individual; assisting disabled people to achieve better outcomes from the support and services they currently receive. In order to achieve this the Right to control will allow disabled people to take a range of funding streams to which they are entitled. They can choose: for a public body to arrange for services or equipment that they need; to take a direct cash payment and buy services or equipment; or combination of both. This document describes what the Right to control is, what its intended aims are and proposals for its implementation and the introduction of the Trailblazer sites. It also includes a series of consultation questions designed to gather views and opinions on the Right to control and the Trailblazer sites.

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