Impacts of AA and DLA on older people in Wales

Practice area: Health and social care | Public Policy | Social care
Client: Welsh Assembly Government
Published: November, 2011
Keywords: qualitative analysis quantitative analysis

This study draws on official data sources and on stakeholder consultations to review the current take‐up and use of income from two disability related benefits – Attendance Allowance (AA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – and explores links with the demand for social care.  The research then uses this information to develop projections of the future demand for these payments under various policy scenarios, including the UK Coalition Government’s proposed reforms to DLA. The scope of the research is limited to AA and DLA recipients aged over 65 and living in Wales.