The hardest hit is a organising lobbies in lots of towns on 22nd october. it is very important that as many people a possible go to make a big noise about the massive range of cuts which will have huge effects on the numbers of very disabled people who may either only have time limited ESA (one year) or not be given any support at all; the changes to DLA, which becomes PIP and our experiences with ESA show that assessments are geared to get people off the benefit. Claimants have to really wise up about the evidence they submit. We need to be shouting loud about the Welfare bill, now in its last House of Lords committee stage. THe more on the streets the better.
I asked the MS were they organising transport for those unable to use public transport. I live in London and the MS HQ is in Edgeware, London. The answer was a resounding NO - would be too difficult to organise across the country logistically. REally??
What the hell are they doing sitting on their hands when people with MS who are already physically suffering are losing the financial support many have paid into and all are entitled to if their disablility has progressed.
I was really asking for token coaches going to the rallies, especially in London which is the national centre. I know they would not probably be able to accommodate the numbers who apply for places but NOTHING! Why aren't they campaigning hard on our behalf?! They are wishy-washy and conservative and no match for the likes of this vicious ConDem government. Makes me furious and I will seriously reconsider whether I give them any more donations.