February 25, 2016
Action for M.E. has helped produce a briefing for local authorities in England that we hope will help people with M.E. to have their social care needs met throughout the country.
Implementing the Care Act for people with fluctuating, long-term conditions, led by the MS Society, aims to improve local authority understanding of the needs of people with long-term, fluctuating needs, including M.E.
The briefing is currently being sent out to all local authorities across England, who are also being asked a few questions about how they are meeting the needs of this group and how we can help support them going forward.
This is happening alongside the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on M.E.’s inquiry into the shocking lack of social care provision for people with M.E., which has been kick-started by Action for M.E.’s recent Close to collapse report, which indicated that 97% of people with M.E. are eligible for a social care package under criteria set out in the Care Act, yet only 6% receive one.