Report reveals spending gap

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A report from one of Scotland¹s biggest social care charities, Quarriers, highlights the great disparity between money spent by local government on caring for children with a disability, and money spent providing services to adults with a disability. Quarriers chief executive Phil Robinson said the charity had been concerned for a long time about the difference in resourcing for disabled people, based on age in Scotland. “We commissioned this report to confirm our concerns, and to initiate a debate about the way in which services are resourced and provided in the social care sector for children, as compared with adults,” said Mr Robinson. “This has particular relevance to the transition from childhood to adulthood, which we believe takes place over several years. For all projects in the study, children¹s services were Å’resourced¹ at a higher level than similar adult services. For example one adult service was found to receive income from local authorities around £280 less per Å’staffed weekly place¹ tha

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