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Timeline :: Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act

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The Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation Act strengthened the provisions of existing legislation (The Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970) and required local authorities to meet the needs of disabled people. Services covered included: help in the home; recreational facilities outside the home; assistance with transport; provision of aids and adaptations; holidays, meals and telephones. The NHS and Community Care Act reinforced this by stating that when local authorities are assessing someone's needs for community care services, and it become clear that the person is disabled, the local authority must also consider their need for the services outlined above.