When I'm Gone

Many disabled people are supported by their families. Family members play a key role in enabling and empowering them, becoming experts in their care. Few families have felt able to put plans in place for the future.

  • 1.7 million disabled people are supported by their friends and families. 75% have no plan for the day that support is no longer available.
  • 67% of carers have profound fears about what will happen to their relative when they are no longer able to provide care.
  • One third of local authorities are unaware of how many disabled adults in their area are currently being cared for by family and friends at home.
  • Only a quarter of councils routinely provide support to make contingency plans for future care.

 

To read the full article, please go to https://www.sense.org.uk/support-us/campaigns/when-im-gone/

Many thanks to Sense for their kind permission to link to this article.

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