Monday, July 19, 2010

Disability Benefits Are Under Threat In October (CarerWatch)


DISABILITY BENEFITS ARE UNDER THREAT IN OCTOBER

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  • Email the disability charities and ask them to support us
  • Pass this message on to others
The coalition government is looking for such fierce cuts in public expenditure in October that all disability benefits are under threat. No benefit is safe. DLA, AA, CA, IB, ESA, IS, HB are all threatened. 

The disability charities have a great role to play here - it's so important that they get together and fight together to protect sick and disabled people and their carers in this crisis. 

Please contact the disability organisations and ask them to take up this fight as actively as they can. 

You can use the outline email below and/or write to organisations that are important to you with your own particular concerns.

Suggested email to charities 

I'm writing to you as a member/someone with X 

I am very concerned that the Coalition government is looking for such fierce cuts in expenditure that all benefits are under threat. 

We are all in this together and I would ask you and all the other disability charities to get together and fight hard together to defend all benefits.

This is going to be a long fight and it's really helpful if you can publish as much of your thinking about this in public on your website as possible.

Have you seen the Carerwatch pledge on defending benefits. Many organisations have already sent messages of support. 

http://carerwatch.com/emergency/
 
It would be great if you could support this pledge.  

E-mail - admin@carerwatch.com
 
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List of disability organisations 
 
http://dptac.independent.gov.uk/door-to-door/15/01.htm
 
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UPDATE 16.17: Comment left by reader of BSS & American citizen LouCeel



Dear People of England,

Do you remember George Bush? Do you remember how he and his fellow Conservatives screwed up our reputation internationally? Do you remember how New Orleans was left for DAYS to fend for themselves because the Government had 'Privatized' the stuff that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) would ordinarily have done? Your conservative Government will take you down similar paths, given the opportunity - they don't believe in spending the common wealth for the common good. No, their philosophy might well be described as 'every man for himself'. Which is fine if you're wealthy and healthy - but absent either, you're screwed.

1 comment:

LceeL said...

Dear People of England,

Do you remember George Bush? Do you remember how he and his fellow Conservatives screwed up our reputation internationally? Do you remember how New Orleans was left for DAYS to fend for themselves because the Government had 'Privatized' the stuff that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) would ordinarily have done? Your conservative Government will take you down similar paths, given the opportunity - they don't believe in spending the common wealth for the common good. No, their philosophy might well be described as 'every man for himself'. Which is fine if you're wealthy and healthy - but absent either, you're screwed.