Self-advocacy packs 'helping to empower disabled people' in face of spending cuts

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities, Housing

Self-advocacy packs are helping to empower disabled people in the face of public sector cuts, as well as reducing the workload of frontline workers, writes Richard Shrubb. The packs, which are designed to give people a voice and the ability to raise awareness of their individual situations, have become an increasingly useful tool when applying for support such as welfare benefits and Disabled Facility Grants (DFG). Despite a year-on-year increase in calls for support, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign&r...

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