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Why investing £60k in home adaptations saves public money | Luke Clements

The savings are clear, but pressure on budgets is restricting opportunities for disabled young people and their families

Luke Clements is Cerebra professor of law and social justice at Leeds University

Mary* is remarkable. Her meagre rented flat is not. She works several menial jobs, bringing in just enough to keep her family finances afloat. And it’s a constant battle to get decent care for her disabled child.

I was visiting with two students as part of a research project (pdf) investigating the challenges families encounter in obtaining support for home adaptations for disabled young people. Mary’s love and dedication left a …read more

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