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The Conservative government’s crimes against people with disabilities are many – and multi-layered.

But it is important, not just to deplore the Tories’ crimes against the vulnerable, but to praise them when they do something right.

Otherwise how would they know?

The government has taken a small step towards addressing the discrimination faced by service-users with complex healthcare needs who risk being forced into institutions.

Last month, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) wrote to 13 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) as the first step in a potential judicial review of their policies on long-term NHS funding for care outside hospital, known as NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC).

But the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) now appears to have quietly altered key guidance on NHS CHC, making it harder for CCGs to continue to discriminate against disabled people receiving such funding.

Source: Government takes small step over risk of NHS care home discrimination


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