A Guardian article questions why disabled people are rarely used as foster carers. It describes the experiences of a foster carer with muscular dystrophy and reports on new research by the University of Worcester into the nationwide shortfall of disabled foster carers. Initial findings from the research identified a number of barriers to disabled people fostering including attitudes, fear of benefit loss, wording used by foster agencies and lack of role models.

 

Further details are in the Guardian article. More about the research project funded by Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning is on the DRILL website.

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