In response to the Government announcing a parallel work streams on working age disabled adults, when they consult on older people’s social care in the New Year.
Mark Lever, Chief Executive of The National Autistic Society, and Co-Chair of the Care and Support Alliance said:
“We are pleased the Government will also look into how to address the social care needs of working age adults when they consult on older people’s care in the New Year. The whole of the social care system is failing – more than 1.2 million people do not get the care they need. Denied basic care such as help washing, or eating, people are being abandoned by our care system.
“Addressing the needs of working age adults needing social care is vital to reforming our care system, as their support represents 48% of England’s spend on social care. We urge the Government to consult with working age adults and listen to their experiences of how social care impacts on the quality of their whole life.”