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

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Great Britain. Office for Diability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 December 2009
Disabled people, Legislation, Social Policy
Social welfare
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Government response to consultation on the Right to control and the proposed implementation of trial sites, known as Trailblazers. The focus of the government’s response, set out here, is on issues that need to be resolved before Trailblazer authorities are selected, as well as on matters which will need regulations introduced in order to operate the Trailblazers. Responses to the consultation supported the inclusion of the following funding streams: Access to work; Work choice; Independent living fund; Supporting people (non-statutory housing-related support); and Disabled facilities grant. There were also strong views from respondents on the need to include adult Community care in the Trailblazers. Further, the government response states that there are certain funding streams that are not to be included, such as Disabled student’s allowance, but powers in primary legislation allow the inclusion of this and other funding streams if a decision is made to roll-out the Right more widely following the evaluation of the Trailblazers.

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