Finally we’ve arrived. Seven years after the Law Commission embarked upon a review of what its then chairman called a “hodgepodge” of almost 40 statutes governing the care and support of older and disabled people in England, dating back as far as 1948, the Care Act is taking effect.
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The problems facing disabled women in accessing services for abuse victims.
“I was raped when I was just coming up to my 18th birthday and he physically and mentally abused me … it happened not just to me, it happened to three other people.”
Those are the disturbing words of a 48-year-old Leeds woman called Lucy, recounting her time at a college for people with learning difficulties in the 1980s.
The way a woman was assessed for benefits led to her suicide less than a month later, according to a mental health watchdog.
- From the section Scotland
The woman had a history of depression and was on significant medication, but scored zero points in a Work Capability Assessment (WCA), carried out by Atos.