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Liz champions better social care for disabled people

WH debate 11th July 2013 4When we talk about the need to improve social care, many people focus the elderly. But 1 in 3 people who use social care services are people of working age with a disability.

I recently spoke in a House of Commons debate about the crucial role social care plays in supporting disabled people. This is not just about help with the basics of every day life – like getting up, washed, dressed and fed – but with ensuring disabled people can spend time with their families and friends, get work and skills, and take part in their local community.

MPs discussed two excellent reports on this issue by the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Disability and Local Government, and by a group of charities including Scope and Mencap. You can read the debate here.