What is social care?
Social care Social care means the services that give care and support to people who need it. is practical, professional support for people who need extra support with everyday life. This might be help with cooking, shopping, personal care or support with managing money or getting a job.
Tens of thousands of people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. and their family members currently get social care support which is funded by the government The Government are the people who run the country. The Government decide how much tax people should pay and how things like the National Health Service (NHS) should work. . This ranges from a few hours of support a week for some people to round-the-clock care for others.
The links below will take you through to pages on information so you can find out more about different parts of the social care system.
Special thanks to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for helping us write this information.
We surveyed 1,069 family carers of people with a learning disability to find out how they have been affected during the coronavirus lockdown by cuts Cuts are when there is less money to pay for things like clubs and support. to social care.
Our findings show the devastating impact of lockdown on people with a learning disability and that families are being pushed to the brink.
Find out more and what you can do to help.