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Disabled trade unionists have backed plans drawn up by disabled people’s organisations that would solve the social care crisis by introducing a national independent living support service (NILSS). The backing from the TUC’s annual Disabled Workers’ Conference provides fresh impetus for the plans , which have been drawn up by the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA) of disabled people’s organisations. ROFA set out its plans at a parliamentary meeting last month , while they were also presented to campaigners attending a parliamentary event last week that was organised by the Reclaim Social Care campaign. A series of speakers at this week’s conference in Bournemouth told fellow delegate... Full story

23 May