Future for Rehabilitation Services / Icelandic Diary. 16/08/2011
The dilemma of deciding whose needs are greatest when it comes to providing social care! Local authorities have been saying for some time that they are being expected to help increasing numbers of people with their daily living needs, with decreasing amounts of money. One way of coping has been to raise the bar when it comes to deciding who is eligible for help, with the effect, it's being argued, that some groups of disabled people are missing out on vital services because their needs aren't regarded as critical.
And Julia Hawkins turns the pages of her audio diary following her trek across Iceland, to spread the word about her own eye condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa.