Nov 092013
We need as many people as possible to write/ email to Mike Penning ideally over the next week to say why ILF is so important to help maintain disabled people’s independent living opportunities and to say that at the very least any devolved funding (which is only in place for 12 months anyhow) should be ring-fenced to the person.

new Minister for disabled people Mike Penning said on being appointed
“It’s great to be back working with Iain Duncan Smith at this crucial time delivering important welfare reforms. Disabled people aspire to the same opportunities as everyone else, and I want to continue Esther’s work to support disabled people to live fulfilling lives.

Making this a senior ministerial post shows the government’s commitment to disabled people and ensuring everyone can get on in life.”

His email addresses, to let him know how the ILF means disabled people are more likely to access the ‘same opportunities as everyone else’ are Might be good to send comments to both.

Please forward to other people who use ILF and relevant contacts so we can fill his mailboxes.


DPAC team



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  3 Responses to “Write a Message to Penning……”

  1. i was sanctioned on the 6th june this year, still havent got a result, still no money, n o food, no heatin. dissgracefull conduct from goverment….. was told to go on jobseekers allowance, NO ! why not BECAUSE U GO ON THT N URE REPORTIN FIT TO WORK,

  2. Worth remembering that, for maximum attention, if you write to your MP asking him or her to take up the issue with the Minister, the Minister sees the letter personally and must personally sign the response. E mails direct to the minister can be dealt with by civil servants to a brief already set out by the minister

    • John …….thanks for your advice. As an ex ILFCO my intention is to write to my MP on these lines.

      The Appeal outcome is heartening for those of us who believe in the moral commitment to the most disabled amongst us ,that ILF represents.

      The Court of Appeal seemed ,in their way,to understand that point. The personal impacts were apparently neither well stated nor well understood by the crucial decision makers. It may at present be no more than a reprieve but that is better than the abdication that was originally planned.

      Jack Blaik

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