Rethinking disability policy: summary

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Morris, Jenny
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
1 November 2011
Disabled people
Social welfare
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There are concerns that reductions in benefits and public services will significantly and disproportionately affect disabled people. This paper summarizes the progress made in disability policy in the last 20 years and goes on to discuss what should be the focus over the next few years. Successful policies depend on sustainable and adequate resources, and disability campaigners, therefore also need to move out of the disability policy agenda and engage with broader political and economic debates and developments for it is these which will determine whether such resources are ever to be available.

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