IPPR, 18 December 2014
This report focusses on the needs of working-age disabled adults and particularly on how, as health and social care services are increasing integrated, they can be protected and more effectively met. The report provides an empirical evidence base to demonstrate how whole person care should meet the needs of working age disabled adults. There are real challenges to integrating a health system that is free at the point of delivery with a means-tested social care system. There are also risks to the independence of disabled people if a more ‘medical’ model of the NHS was allowed to predominate over a whole person care approach.
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