Disabled people on direct payments

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Coronavirus: Government ‘has abandoned’ disabled people on direct payments

The government is facing accusations that its emergency planning for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic has “abandoned” disabled people who use direct payments to employ their own personal assistants (PAs).

Although the government finally produced guidance for the social care sector on 13 March, that guidance is aimed at service-providers in the residential care, supported living and home care sectors, and not at individual disabled people who employ their own care staff.


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