23 June 2011
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton introduced a Private Member's Bill on Social Care Portability to the House of Lords yesterday.
Hansard reports that The Bill was “read a first time and ordered to be printed.”
The aim of the Bill is to make it possible for care packages to move with a disabled person, if they move from one local authority area to another, to promote independent living.
Cerebral palsy charity Scope said, in a press release yesterday, “Each time a disabled person relocates they have to negotiate a new care package from scratch, which means they have no guarantee that they will receive the same level of care and support from their new council.
“We urge the government to give disabled people the same opportunity to move as everyone else by cutting this red tape.”
Alerted to us by political monitor DeHavilland.