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Research suggests funding gap for disabled children

The National Autistic Society reports on research from the Disabled Children’s Partnership which suggests a 1.5 billion funding gap for services needed by disabled children. The research found that there is a £1.1 billion shortfall in funding for health services for disabled children and £433 million extra needed for social care. The consequences of this funding gap was highlighted on BBC1’s Panorama programme last night, exploring the support the families need on a daily basis.

Date added: 17 July 2018