Is Mencap or any other group campaigning to protect disability benefits from inflation and clawbacks from Social Services? My adult son is in supported living, I still manage his money and have seen how it is becoming less easy for him to replace items, (he has to buy furniture etc), access some social events, (like others in society), and pay for modest holidays when any benefit increase is lost to increased contributions to social services. Of course he can rely on family to help, but why should he and what if it's not available?
This is a downward trajectory into poverty. I have seen this decline over recent years as my son's direct payments have stopped, his much needed one-to-one support hours have been reduced and as his mental ill health meant that need for extra support, increased. All the hile household bills and outgoings have been increasing. I am deeply concerned that without a concerted effort this will be overlooked and that this may be a good time to bring this to the attention of government forced to look at social care costs. I have always been grateful that we live in a society that looks after its vulnerable but I'm really worried.