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Social care for all to live full and independent lives

Monday, November 11, 2013

Meg Munn MP joined double Gold medallist wheelchair athlete Hannah Cockroft and Paralympian Sam Ruddock recently to show support for social care for disabled people.  

The event was organised by disability charity Scope, part of their ‘Britain Cares’ Campaign. This campaign calls on the government to ensure that over 100,000 disabled people do not lose out on vital social care support which enables them to live independent, fulfilling lives.

While the debate on social care has focussed on the demands of an ageing population, one third of social care users are working age disabled people. However research by Scope has found that currently 4 in 10 disabled people who receive social care support say it does not meet their basic needs.

Meg said:

“I was delighted to meet Paralympians Hannah Cockroft and Sam Ruddock and show my support for good social care for my constituents.

We have to remember that one third of social care users are working age disabled people.  This support is what enables them to wash, dress and get out of the house. We need a care system that supports disabled people to live full and independent lives.”

Paralympic double Gold medallist Hannah Cockroft said:

“I am proud to give my support to the ‘Britain Cares’ campaign and to raise awareness of why social care is so important for disabled people.

Social care supports thousands of disabled people to do the things that many take for granted. As a Paralympian, I am adding my voice to the tens of thousands who have already shown us that ‘Britain Cares’ about social care.”

For further details visit: www.scope.org.uk

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