CCPS has added its name to the ‘Campaign for a Fair Society’, a UK-wide initiative launched on 8 February protesting about the impact of cuts on disabled people.
The campaign is highlighting a range of cuts affecting disabled people:
- Reductions in local authority budgets leading to reductions in funding to all local authority funded care and support services.
- The closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) which will affect 21,000 of the most severely disabled people and may prevent many from continuing to live independently in the community.
- Changes to Support for Mortgage Interest benefit that effectively rule out shared home ownership for disabled people.
- A threat to the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people in residential care, which helps meet some of the cost of things such as electric wheelchairs, mobility aids and taxis where there is no accessible public transport, and without which many people could be isolated.
Further information on the campaign is available at http:/www.campaignforafairsociety.org