Poor information hampers services for disabled people

Out-of-date information is causing disabled people to receive
inadequate and inappropriate care, a leading disability charity has
argued, writes Amy Taylor.

A two-year inquiry report from John Grooms concluded that a lack
of information about the disabled population is resulting in poorly
planned care, housing and health services for many disabled

The charity has called for the knowledge gap to be filled
urgently in order to help achieve better services.

The inquiry highlights housing as of particular concern with
there being insufficient accommodation that meets the needs of
disabled people. The report calls on the government to ensure all
disabled people are appropriately housed, requiring considerable

The inquiry took evidence from 50 stakeholders from the public
and voluntary sectors, and consulted with disabled people and
disability groups across the country. Ann Begg MP has sponsored an
early day motion supporting its findings and recommendations.

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