3. Care staff – freedom of movement
If you employ PAs or carers directly, or use an agency, you will know what a shortage of personnel there is. At long last, after months of delays, the government’s promised consultation on social care and loss of freedom of movement has been commissioned.
However, the findings will not be published until the end of next April, and there are real fears that in the general debate about social care, the needs of disabled people who directly employ PAs and carers will not be properly considered.
Read about the consultation here