There is a news item this morning from Scope a charity representing disabled people that lots of disabled will lose their benefits under new government proposals ‘as only the most severely disabled’ will be entitled. The government are going to rewrite disability according to a money saving exercise!
Housing costs, transport etc are not going to be factored into their new assessment methods.
I see ‘quality of life’ issues here and think that the human rights act may come into play. After all a disability takes away abilities for the disabled to partake in normal acitivities without extra help to try do so. Are we all going to be locked in our homes, fear turning on the heat, and be unable to buy adequate foodstuffs to maintain health. What about any supplements, extra equipment, ability to get out and about, be it appointments etc. What about care issues?
I want to know what the ms society is doing to defend our right to help because of the nature of our chronic disability. Some of us also have secondary illnesses too.
How do you feel about all this. Some chose to close their ears to it, others are very upset and stressed worried sick, most dont know what to do, but surely those with power can and must defend us?