Penny is a disabled woman who receives 24-hour practical support from personal assistants to do most physical things. Now that the Independent Living Fund is closing, her funding is at risk. Penny says, “The direct fear we have is that they will impose going into an institution, when of course my area doesn’t have any, so they’d also be imposing moving to another area. Now the funds are being cut, you’re faced with these choices: neglect at home, or residential care abuse. A lot of us say ‘neglect’. Even my social worker will say, well you’ve got to expect it to be like this. And you think, Why? I’m talking about getting in and out of bed, or having a hot lunch, or being able to work.”

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