Life Support

Life Support explores what good support means to people with learning disabilities and why it is crucial that any reforms to social care lead to better quality support.

Life Support was created to inform the Government’s reform of social care. In spring 2012, the Government published its Adult Social Care White Paper.

United Response wanted the Government to fully consider the recommendations from the Dilnot Commission’s report on reform of the long-term funding of social care within this White Paper.

We felt it was vital that the Government’s plans for social care addressed the issue of the quality of support received by individuals, as well as how the social care system is funded.

But what does quality support mean? To find out what good support looks like we asked the Campaigns Panel for their views.

A well-funded social care system is essential to provide good quality, person-centred support, which, as the ‘Life Support’ report shows, makes such a crucial difference to people’s lives.


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