Right to control: information for advice organisations

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Great Britain. Office for Diability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 December 2010
Disabled people, Legislation, Social Policy
Social welfare
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This short guide describes the Right to control, a new right for disabled people that is being tested in seven areas of England known as Trailblazer sites. This guide provides basic information about the right, who is eligible and explains where you can find out more. The Right to control is intended to give disabled people more control not just over specific social care, but also housing and employment support, making it easier for individuals to join up the support they require. A disabled person will be able to choose how money is spent to support them if they are a new applicant for one or more of these services: Access to work, Adult social care, Disabled facilities grant, Supporting people, Work choice. Individuals that already receive support from the Independent living fund will also be able to have more control over their support. The test sites of the Right to control, or Trailblazers, are in Essex, Leicester, Barnet, Newham, Surrey, Barnsley, and the Manchester area.

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