Dec 282011
 

JOIN US TO PROTEST AGAINST CUTS TO DISABLED PEOPLE’S BENEFITS AND SERVICES AND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR NHS ON WHICH ALL OF US WHO ARE NOT MILLIONAIRE POLITICIANS RELY.

 SAY “NO” TO THE WELFARE REFORM BILL,THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR WELFARE STATE AND “NO” TO WORKFARE

What Cuts do Disabled People Face?

▼Closure of the Independent Living Fund supporting those with high support needs, proving that the government’s rhetoric of supporting disabled people is as empty as their souls

▼Movement from Incapacity Benefit to Employment Support Allowance through punitive and unfair compulsory Work Capability Assessments carried out by Atos, a private for-profit company who are declaring those who need 24-hour support and those with terminal cancer ‘fit for work’ in order to meet government targets and reduce disabled peoples’ income drastically

▼VAT increases and benefit rates linked to CPI not RPI which is likely to cost disabled people an extra £800 per annum.

▼Cuts to social care budgets, cuts to housing support, cuts to Access to Work programme (helping disabled people with any equipment they might need to compete on an equal basis with non disabled employees), constant attacks on disabled peoples’ integrity by the Tories and others suggesting we’re not really disabled but ‘just pretending’ to get meagre benefits which they’re going to abolish anyway

Where – LEAMINGTON SPA, WARWICKSHIRE

 

At CHRIS WHITE, MP’s office, 43a CLEMENS STREET, OLD TOWN,  CV31 2DP, not far from railway station.

 

When – Friday, JANUARY 20th, meet outside constituency office at 1pm.

 

www.dpac.uk.net,   mail@dpac.uk.net, http://twitter.com/Dis_PPL_Protest

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  3 Responses to “PROTEST AGAINST CUTS TO DISABLED PEOPLE’S BENEFITS AND SERVICES AND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR NHS, LEAMINGTON SPA, WARWICKSHIRE, Jan 20, 1pm”

  1. Who is not aware than that certain benefits will increase in April 2012 by 5.2%, refer http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2067673/Autumn-Statement-2011-Benefits-rise-line-September-CPI-squeeze-tax-credits-puts-pressure-families.html

    The ILF current supports just 20,600 people of which some 800,000+ are in receipt of HRC.

    ATOS £500million 7 year contract.

    http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/1904842 whilst HM Government pays http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/28/margaret-thatcher-expenses-claim , you make up your mind?

  2. Disabled people have been the Government’s ‘sponge’ throughout this year, just look at how many ‘cuts’ we have had to soak up. At this rate we will be paying them from an empty pot. This government have no scruples, they imply we are all cheats, lazy beggers, scroungers and free loaders. The sooner they get a disability the better, perhaps they might, just might, see what we have to put up with. It is about time they started to sort out the Bankers and the tax cheats, what they owe will more than cover the cost of being disabled.

    • John Hargreaves, those in power will NEVER get even a sniff of what we go through, they have enough money to cushion them. They never have been “in our shoes” and they never, ever will be. We are easy targets, sitting ducks as it were. I wish I could go to this protest, but its too far away for me, the cost of petrol is prohibitive.

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