Tony Averis and his guide dog
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Social care reform: 'I would just be stuck here at home'

Five leading charities are claiming that more than a third of people with disabilities in England aren't getting enough support with their basic needs like washing, dressing or eating.

The department of health says that disability care is a priority, but charities want them to ensure that disabled people do not miss out in social care reform.

Tony Averis from the West Midlands is registered blind and has mobility problems.

He currently receives help from his assistant Karen for about four hours a day.

He told the BBC that he's worried what impact possible cuts could have on his life.

  • 17 Jan 2013
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