More bloody cuts!

cuts effecting disabled people

Bloody Cuts

It’s becoming a full time job just keeping up to date with the number of cuts that the coalition is imposing on disabled people.

When I started this blog article a couple of weeks ago I’d had about 14 specific cuts identified. By adding more new cuts and additional changes to existing cuts we’re now about number 38 and still counting!

Many of the newer cuts that have come to light are those effecting services to disabled adults and children, as Local Authority cuts start to take hold.

It’s also been calculated that disabled people are set to lose at least £140 per month through direct cuts to disability benefits (initially devised to pay the extra costs of being disabled) alone.

Rather than provide specif details of all of the cuts that will be effecting us I’ll leave my cartoon to tell the story. If you want more specif information regarding the cuts I suggest that you visit the new Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) web site where you be signposted to all of the links of groups of disabled people who are not only fighting the cuts, but who are also providing the information about them that we need. Please go to www.dpac.uk.net

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Linda Burnip on 25/02/2011 at 17:48

    not only are Kensington and Chelsea taking away overnight care and giving people incontinence pads and waterproof sheets instead, Sue Bott from NCIL has told us about another London council who have removed funding for daytime care and provided incontinence pads too. This isn’t even support to live and be included in society funding this is very basic absolute necessary to survive funding that is being removed from people. We can’t let disabled people be left to lie and sit in their own piss like this. It is really essential that we all fight back while we still can. Join DPAC and Black Triangle campaigners at the TUC rally on March 26th if you can. Also pencil in the 3rd National Day of action on April 14th and a week of action May 9th- 15th, more details to follow on our website and UKDPCs website.

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  2. More and more cuts are going to force more and more people into poverty.

    Specific attacks by the government with assessment firm Atos Health Care are the most violent and ideological driven attacks I’ve seen.

    People really need to campaign hard to stop these nasty politicians to see reality…

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