Aiming high for disabled children misses funding targets
The government launched its Aiming High for Disabled Children's programme for May 2007 to bring about a transformation of services across health and social care. Funding was provided to local authorities and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). However, local authorities are reporting difficulties in getting PCTs to commit to developing services. In addition, funding for the programme has not been ring fenced and it is often not possible to identify what has been spent on disabled children. The Every Disabled Child Matters campaign is calling for accountability and transparency so it is clear how PCTs are spending their aiming high money.