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New research shows massive economic benefits from providing social care to disabled people

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·        Every pound spent on preventative and community services generates benefits to people, carers, local and central Government worth an average of at least £1.30.

·        Spending Review ‘perfect opportunity’ to plug gap in social care funding, say five major disability charities

Five leading charities have revealed that investing in social care prevents disabled people falling into crisis, and as a result, leads to substantial economic benefits.

The in-depth study conducted independently by Deloitte establishes that every £1 spent on services like support in the community, housing and communication support generates benefits to people, carers, local and central Government worth an average of £1.30.

The study comes as the social care crisis debate about who gets care and how it’s funded continues to make the headlines, with the Government’s Care Bill being scrutinised…

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