Coronavirus: Government’s Continuing Failure On PA Guidance ‘Will Cost Lives’

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By John Pring in Disability News Service.

 

The government’s continuing failure to produce accessible information and guidance to help disabled people protect themselves during the coronavirus crisis is unacceptable and will cost lives, disabled people’s organisations have warned.

Disabled campaigners spoke out after the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) failed yet again to publish guidance for disabled people who use direct payments and employ personal assistants (PAs) on how to protect themselves and their staff during the pandemic.

It is now more than a month since DHSC published its first COVID-19 action plan (3 March).

 

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