NPC’s latest report, What price an ordinary life? aims to reveal as much as possible about the financial costs and benefits of two services for disabled children and their families – short breaks and key worker services.
Did you know?
- Thirty two percent of disabled children live in lone parent families, compared to 22% of other children.
- Parents of severely disabled children do on average 14 washing loads a week, compared with only two for non-disabled children.
The report highlights:
- financial savings are only one potential benefit of services for disabled children. Other non-economic benefits, such as the happiness of the family, may also impact decisions, and NPC is currently developing a tool to measure the impact of charities’ work on children’s well-being.
- there is a lack of data in this area. It recommends more research to build this knowledge base and to provide a stronger ground for allocating funding.
The report What price an ordinary life? was produced to input into the Treasury/DfES review of services for disabled children produced earlier in 2007.