DLA and residential homes: campaigning against a vicious cut
I have blown my top previously about the government’s plan to remove Disability Living Allowance mobility component from people in residential care homes. Over the last few weeks more and more organisations have been speaking out about how this cut will mean restricted lives for thousands of people. And there’s still time to vote for this horrid decision in our special “Cuts Factor” competition.
Now there’s a chance to do something else. The Disability Benefits Consortium (which includes the TUC, alongside nearly all the main disability charities and campaigning groups) has a page of resources for everyone who wants to take up this issue. This includes a petition, a model letter to the press, and a briefing on why this is such a terrible decision.
Every union branch or Trades Council can use these materials – and if your branch would like to do more, contact the TUC to discuss how we can help.