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Bishop of Carlisle: Care crisis hinders disabled contributing to society

“The social care system is failing to meet the needs of disabled people of working age,” says the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, in support of the report The Other Care Crisis, published this week by Scope, Mencap, The National Autistic Society, Sense and Leonard Cheshire Disability - available online at http://www.scope.org.uk/sites/default/files/The_Other_Care_Crisis.pdf.

The Bishop said: “The report The Other Care Crisis published by five disability charities demonstrates how the social care system is failing to meet the needs of disabled people of working age. To date much of the debate on social care has centred on older people and the needs of an ageing population. But one-third of those who need care and support are under the age of 65, and the report shows how their lives have been affected by the care crisis. Without support, disabled people find themselves unable to wash, dress, leave their house or communicate with others. This can leave them unable to work, study and contribute to society. Any solution to the current crisis must address their needs as well.”

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