Kingston amongst worst councils for cuts impacting disabled people

According to “The Disability Cuts Map” published by Demos, Kingston upon Thames ranks 135 out of 152 councils in England for severity of cuts to disability benefits and services. Based on gradings of all local authorities, Kingston’s cuts level is marked as a “Very High Cut” with a Coping Level of “Bad”. In London, Kingston is placed among the worst 7 out of 33 local boroughs. The Demos report summarises the budget cuts as follows:

1. -17.03 per cent budget change to disabled children and families’ care
and support
2. -2.61 per cent budget change to adult care and support
3. -14.37 per cent budget change to older people’s care and support


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