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Wheelchairs and adapted cars taken from disabled

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CFSKate Tue 07-Jun-16 21:42:23

"Between 400 and 500 adapted cars, powered wheelchairs, and scooters are being taken away from disabled people every week."

"Take away benefits and the sick become destitute. Remove a car or wheelchair and disabled people become housebound. It’s happening right now – and what’s worse, most of the public won’t even know it."

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/07/pip-disaster-disabled-access-report-benefits

RandomMess Tue 07-Jun-16 21:48:32

Yep it's disgusting, I do wonder how much worse it will get if we lose EU protection (for all it's faults)

0phelia Tue 07-Jun-16 23:06:30

The EU isn't protecting the disabled now. What makes you think the EU will protect the disabled more if we stay??!

RandomMess Tue 07-Jun-16 23:26:09

It's not about the disabled rights protection, it's about what the Tories will introduce - erosion of minimum wage/workers rights. Their attack on the disabled is the top of a very slippery slope.

0phelia Tue 07-Jun-16 23:30:41

The EU is not protecting us from the Tories in any way, it never has and never will.
Vote the Tories out to do that.

Aeroflotgirl Wed 08-Jun-16 08:36:56

No its not, cuts are still being made, and the very vulnerable in society are being treated badly by this government, we are currently under EU.

Iamnotloobrushphobic Wed 08-Jun-16 08:41:53

I am aware that this has been happening since the introduction of pip. It got so bad that motability now give one off Grant payments of £2000 to those losing their motability vehicles as they clearly recognise that many of these people will still need a vehicle to function. There is no help with the running costs of any vehicle that they purchase with the £2000 though.

PausingFlatly Wed 08-Jun-16 08:48:49

Well Maria Miller stated in Parliament that the point of moving from DLA to PIP was to cut payouts by 20%, so this has always been part of the plan.

There's a reason they changed the walking distance from 50 m to 20 m in the assessment.

IIRC, for ESA they changed a lot of the questions about stairs too, so that there was no way to record moderate difficulties.

LurkingHusband Wed 08-Jun-16 11:27:32

There's a reason they changed the walking distance from 50 m to 20 m in the assessment.

Presumably graveyards are shrinking ?

BeckerLleytonNever Thu 09-Jun-16 19:09:24

its been happening for a while, and we are in the EU.

Im voting out. anyway.

and they STILL take away from the most vulonerable.

cunts. (ive never sworn till this lot came into power. now it crapping out of me.)

speaking of which, Scumeron is so full of bloody shit cos hes stuck up Merkels arse.

sonlypuppyfat Thu 09-Jun-16 19:13:32

Why on earth do people think the EU is protecting them, how will things get worse if we leave it's already a nightmare

PausingFlatly Thu 09-Jun-16 20:09:05

People have used the European Court for a higher level of appeal in cases eg where disability care has been cut.

Eg McDonald v. the United Kingdom

Which is of course an example where "UK sovereignty" has been overridden, because the UK judgement was deemed to have conflicted with the disabled person's human rights.

Presumably it's also why some people hate the European Convention on Human Rights so much - because it enforces people's human rights.

Going by the summary above, the EU judgement seems quite a reasonable and thought through one.

PausingFlatly Thu 09-Jun-16 20:10:20

EU judgement European Court judgement.

PausingFlatly Thu 09-Jun-16 20:13:38

The ECHR seems to be being used within UK courts as well, without things escalating to the European Court.

Like in this case about disabled people and bedroom tax: Hardy, R v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

PausingFlatly Thu 09-Jun-16 20:14:56

Sorry, don't want to turn this into yet another blooming EU thread. But the Q was asked.

MrsJayy Thu 09-Jun-16 23:02:56

Somebody i know went to court and won her right to keephercar poor woman was ina right state its a bloody disgrace

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