Today’s papers are full of the horrific impact of cuts to social care and with the Independent Living Fund just starting to impact, we are sadly sure this will get worse. We urgently need an assessment all cuts to disability support as called for by EHRC and Social Security Advisory Committee which Osborne is blocking, showing no duty of care towards disabled people.
As you know ESA (WRAG) has also been cut by £30 a week, access to work, support employers, council tax, housing benefit, and the roll out of PIP has seen many people losing support. We need you’re help to get behind and back the new WOWpetition.co.uk fronted by Francesca Martinez. If you can e mail the petition to members tweet and put on facebook any help would be great.
We are a small group of sick, disabled people and carers who need backing.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brutal-government-cuts-forcing-disabled-6802010#ICID=sharebar_twitter
Sign the new petition here: WOWpetition.co.uk
Petition: Assess full impact of all cuts to support & social care for disabled peopleGovt has ignored calls for a full assessment of the impact of Welfare, Social Care & NHS reform on disabled people and their families. The number of households with a disabled family member living in “absolute poverty” increased by 10% between 2013 & 14.
Since WOWpetition collected 104,000 signatures the Government claimed IFS said it was too difficult to do a CIA, IFS subsequently contradicted the claim and said it could be done. EHRC and Social Security Advisory Committee have also called for a CIA of how cuts have affected disabled people and their families. A Cumulative Impact Assessment undertaken by Landman Economics and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research proved disabled people have been hit the hardest by cuts.