Much of the recent debate about funding for social care has focused on older people but a third of all social care users are working-aged people with disabilities. In the BBC’s Today programme (17th February 2017) John Humphreys interviews Carole Ross, the mother of a severely autistic child, and Liz Sayce the chief executive of Disability Rights UK.
Liz Sayce talks about the social care crisis: she discusses better ways for local authorities to provide social care by proactively working with disabled people and how such support is threatened by major cuts to care packages. Listen to the excerpt here:
Interestingly at the start of this section you will hear John Humphreys refer to autism as a “disease”. How far are we from widespread understanding of the condition?