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Community care means extra cost for disabled people

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7005.588 (Published 02 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:588
  1. CLAUDIA COURT
  1. BMJ

    Nearly a fifth of disabled people in Britain have to turn down help from local authorities because they cannot afford the services, according to a survey on the impact of the government's policy on care in the community. The survey, commissioned by the charity Scope, says that many disabled people now have to pay for services that they previously received free.

    The survey was of more than 1500 disabled people and 1300 carers during the summer of 1994. What …

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