Social care costs see thousands chased for debt
It is a scandal that disabled people are being thrust into poverty due to actions by local authorities, which deprive them of welfare benefits to fund essential home care. The unfortunate truth is that tens of thousands of Disabled people face immense financial difficulties and a daily struggle to make ends meet. Many are being pushed into debt.
More than 60,000 disabled adults in England were chased for debts by councils last year after failing to pay for their social care support at home, according to a recent BBC report. Claimants told the BBC they couldn't afford the charges amid rising food and rent prices, along with the additional costs disabled people face