#StampOutTheGap with Adult CP Hub and Scope
Adult CP Hub has launched a campaign during Cerebral Palsy Awareness month to create equality in healthcare for people living with CP.
The ‘stamps’ have been launched to raise awareness of how adults with CP are treated like ‘Second Class Citizens’ when it comes to healthcare. Charity Adult CP Hub is asking the Government to 'stamp out’ this inequality and insisting the NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) guidelines are adopted, to improve life for the 130,000 adults in the UK living with CP. Or, in short, they want Care Parity for CP. The charity calculates the gross economic employment benefit of stamping out the gap in healthcare provision is £422mn.
NICE guidelines already exist for England, Wales and, effectively, Northern Ireland but the government has yet to adopt them across the NHS. In Scotland, no SIGN guidelines (equivalent to the NICE guidelines) even exist for adults with CP - an even further inequality in care parity.
Scope supports this call to action for the adult CP community and we ask people to please support the call by signing this petition and by using #StampOutTheGap on social media.
Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead
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