Disabled Peers Call On Government To Scrap Care Act Coronavirus Powers

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By John Pring in Disability News Service.

 

Two disabled peers have called on the health and social care secretary to scrap powers given to local authorities that allow them to suspend some of their social care duties during the coronavirus pandemic.

Crossbench peers Baroness [Jane] Campbell and Baroness [Tanni] Grey-Thompson have written to Matt Hancock to express their concerns and call for him to “switch off” the powers.

They say their continuing existence is causing anxiety to disabled people. ahead of an expected second peak in coronavirus cases, and a rising number of infections.

 

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