Crippen asks why Liz Kendall ignored disabled-led social care plans in major speech

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You may remember a blog I did about Keir Starmer’s election campaign and his promise to make fundamental reforms, including aright to independent living enshrined in law.

Well, asreported in Disability News service(DNS) this all seems to have conveniently gone away as the first major speech by Labour’s shadow social care minister Liz Kendall, ignored disabled-led proposals for fundamental reform. In her speech, Kendall made no reference to the idea of free social care, or any of the proposalsmade by theNational Independent Living Support Service (NILSS).

The NILSS proposal, which was drawn up byDisabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)and theReclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA), would provide a universal right to independent living that was “enshrined in law”, and would introduce free social care in England, funded by national and progressive taxation.

Labour’s apparent back-tracking on Starmer’s support for NILSS comes…

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