The Low Review
The Low Review was launched in July 2011 as an open
and independent call for evidence, to complement the Government's
own internal review into the proposed removal of the mobility
component of Personal Independence Payment, which will replace
Disability Living Allowance from disabled people living in
state-funded residential care.
Over the 12 week consultation period, the Low Review received
over 800 submissions from individuals, disabled people's
organisations, disability charities, residential care providers,
and local authorities, and held a number of oral evidence sessions
with key witnesses.
The findings of the Low Review have now been published in
Independence, Choice and
Control: Personal mobility in state funded residential
The Low Review Executive summary
Low Review Report Executive Summary Easy Read
The key findings of the review report are:
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component, or its
successor under Personal Independence Payment (PIP), should be
retained. Its removal would lead to a loss of independence for
- The report found no evidence of a duplication of funding in
relation to the mobility needs being met by local authorities and
those being met by DLA mobility.
- There needs to be greater clarity of local authorities'
responsibilities for funding mobility needs and the role played by
For more information visit http://lowreview.org.uk/