Thursday, May 26, 2005

Britain: Turning Welfare "On its Head"

See this article from the Guardian. A taste:

Disabled people should be given the money and support to buy and manage the care and support they need to lead independent lives, a centre-left thinktank said today.

The government's overhaul of the welfare system should be based on the principle that disabled people are best placed to identify how to meet their own needs, according to the thinktank Demos.

Its report, produced in partnership with the disability charity Scope, called for the welfare system to be "turned on its head" by placing disabled people in control of support services rather than leaving them as passive recipients of state benefits.


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