Petitions and activism
Assess all cuts to disability support including social care WOWpetition.co.uk
azzAZo99 · 20/09/2015 11:19
I am writing to ask you for your support to back and promote the new WOWpetition to assess all cuts to disability support including social care
The Government has ignored calls for a full assessment of the impact of Welfare, Social Care & NHS reform on disabled people and their families. The number of households with a disabled family member living in “absolute poverty” increased by 10% between 2013 & 14.
Since the WOWpetition collected 104,000 signatures, the Government claimed the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) said it was too difficult to do a Cumulative Impact Assessment, which would look at the total impact of the Government’s policies on disabled people. The IFS subsequently contradicted the claim and said it could be done. The Equality and Human Rights Commission and Social Security Advisory Committee have also called for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of how cuts have affected disabled people and their families. A Cumulative Impact Assessment undertaken by Landman Economics and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research proved disabled people have been hit the hardest by cuts.
We are living in fear and 300 000 more disabled have been pushed into absolute poverty.
The language Iain Duncan Smith is now using to describe disabled people, with no apology, pushes us further to the shadows of society. We have been demonised and castigated, living in constant fear.
Please help us with our campaign.
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