I strongly believe that they is a lot of money in this country which is wasted on keeping people, especially disabled people, dependent and disempowered. I believe we have a range of social care services that are no longer fit for people as they were not designed to take up the many opportunities now available to enable people.
Society must move away from accepting the victim culture and towards one when people feel informed and empowered to make choices and take responsibility for their actions and their contribution to society. Government and charities must refocus their goals towards inclusion and empowerment, and away from exclusion and dependency.
The money to do this is there but it is in the wrong places, we must move the resources and funded so it is better spent for the benefit of everyone. I hope the next government will share my thinking.
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