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Supporting Age UK’s “Care in Crisis” Campaign

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Age UK has produced a report about the crisis in funding for the care and support of Disabled and older people. They show that spending for this year is over half £1 billion short of what is needed to maintain current services but as the numbers of older people increase this funding gap will only […]

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£20 Million Grant Announced

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The government has recently announced £20 million additional funding for the Disabled Facilities Grant in England. The Department for Communities and Local Government will soon be telling each individual local authority how much they will be allocated. The Disabled Facilities Grant was protected from the cuts in public spending and additional funding is now being […]

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Video: The next steps for social care reform

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Paul Burstow, Minister for social care, talks about the next steps for social care reform following three months of consultation. Follow the link to watch a short video http://caringforourfuture.dh.gov.uk/2011/12/16/paul-burstow-next-steps-for-social-care-reform-2/

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Independent Living Fund to close

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Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled people announces that the Independent Living Fund will be permanently closed to new applicants. Current ILF recipients will remain supported for the period of this government. For full speech follow the link below. http://www.info4local.gov.uk/documents/publications/2044656