In 2010 the UK Government began an Austerity programme. It began to cut benefits for people on low incomes and for disabled people and it particularly targeted local government. Most local government funding is used to fund social care for children and adults. For this reason Austerity has caused a collapse in the numbers of people supported. These cuts have been directly harmful to disabled people (including frail older people) and they have also had very negative consequences for other services, especially the NHS.
The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.
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This report was one of the first quantitative analyses providing an estimate of the cumulative impact of UK Government cuts on disabled people and those in poverty.