Many charities have started to focus on moderate needs as a mechanism to campaign for the government to increase the social care budget even though any increase is more likely to be spent on increased fees as opposed to helping anyone. My concern and why I appear to be heartless, is that it would be unhelpful to simply provide people with moderate needs with traditional care services with a simple tick box entitlement as I feel this would cause increased dependency that could be harmless and wasteful in the long term.
I feel people with moderate needs are most likely to benefit from enablement and empowerment opportunities which will assist them to be independent as possible where the use of equipment and adapting lifestyle can reduce the level of long term support needed. Also, a positive attitude will always make a big difference turning a victim into an independent citizen.
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