Extract from the Newstatesman.
‘Almost two-thirds of households affected by the “bedroom tax” have a disability. Frances Ryan talks to five people who will face debt, discomfort and even homelessness once the bedroom tax is implemented.’
I have recently learnt that a member of my branch who has spms is being penalised because he has a spare bedroom, he has contacted his MP because his house has been adapted with a lift etc and as he said “it cannot be expedient for the family to move to a smaller property where they will have to have another lot of adaptations which will cost even more money.” His wife is disabled too and neither are fit enough to work. From looking into this it appears that it will hit the disabled, no surprise there then and no Mr Clegg I do not think this has been thought through properly!
I know that some people living on benefits in social housing could downsize but do we really think that this will solve the problem of homelessness, it will just make some poor people poorer and even homeless.
Ok I know it’s not popular to have these views in this day and age but we are lucky enough to own our own home, I worked, helped care for my and raised my daughter without knowing I had MS and it has only affected me badly in the last few years. The member of my branch I write about was not so lucky.
From an old fashioned former LibDem supporter.