Charity blames poor care on information

Disabled people are receiving inadequate care because of
out-of-date information.

A two-year inquiry report from charity John Grooms released this
week states that a lack of information about the disabled
population is resulting in poorly planned care, housing and health
services for many disabled people.

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

The inquiry highlights housing as being of particular concern, and
calls on the government to invest in ensuring all disabled people
are appropriately housed. Other recommendations include the
development by government of a more coherent support network for
disabled people.

Ann Begg MP has sponsored an Early Day Motion supporting the
findings and recommendations of the inquiry, which took evidence
from stake holders in the public and voluntary sectors and
consulted with disabled people and disability groups across the

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