Disproportionate Cuts for Disabled People and Carers - Speak out Now!
- 17 Dec
#PatsDebate is asking you to pass the message on to alert people to the losses disabled people will face with the planned changes to benefits.
Pat's campaign launched to get some attention on to the disproportionate affects of cuts on disabled people. It has now been passed to Labour by Liam Byrne and needs your help getting it's message heard on Opposition Day Debate.
Pat Onions launched Pat's Petition a year ago to alert people to the losses disabled people will face with the planned changes to benefits. The petition demanded a review of the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families. She called for a Cumulative Impact Assessment.
The campaign has prompted the Labour Party to devote an Opposition Day Debate to the issue. The debate will take place some time in January in the House of Commons with ministers and front and back benchers.
The debate will probably take place some time in January and only have a weeks notice so the important thing now is to get ready for the debate and make sure all the issues that are being campaigned get attention.
The theme of the motion for the debate will be the Pat's Petition demand that the government - Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families and a demand for a Cumulative Impact Assessment. It's a very wide brief so if you want to focus on a particular issue that's fine.
We need to be more alert not only to the impact of the change from DLA to PIP, which cuts 20 per cent from the benefit, but that people risk losing passported benefits, such as bus passes and housing benefit.
We will need lots of help from you all to make sure that after all your effort this debate gets real results.
We are hoping that many of you will put up blog posts in support of Pat's Debate and that we can collect the links together here.
We will also need your help to ask MPs from all Parties to speak in this debate and if we can direct them to your blog posts it will show them the kind of messages we want to put across.
Time is running out. Please get behind this debate and make it a game changer.
Pat needs your help to ask MPs from all parties to speak in this debate and if possible to direct them to blog posts to show them the kind of messages we need to put across.
Contact your MP and use all your social media outlets to tell people about this debate. Contact your MP details via this link
Go to Carerwatch.com for more information
Image Source: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/919886
- 28 Aug
Figures find thousands of benefit claimants died after found fit for work
Over 80 people a month have died shortly after being declared “fit to work” prompting campaigners to call for an overhaul of the government’s welfare system, reports the Guardian.Figures from...
- 24 Aug
Disability campaigners concerned over benefit shakeups
The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is set to announce new reforms to sickness benefits in the hope to get more people into work, reports the Guardian.It is expected the Mr Duncan Smith...
- 07 Aug
Single parents are being hit by benefit cuts
Government statistics detailing who has been affected by the policy have found that in May 2015 49% were single parents with children under the age of five, reports the Guardian.It is being said that...
- 30 Jul
Government to review helping benefit claimants back into work
Led by Professor Dame Carol Black, the inquiry will consider the case for linking people who are entitled to benefits with accepting appropriate treatment or support, reports 24dash.The review's...
- 23 Jul
Call for review of benefits delivery
The inquiry will look at the problems that could occur when benefits are underpaid or delayed, reports 24dash. The Committee invites written evidence on: Frank Field MP, chair of the committee,...
- 15 May
11,400 tenants could be affected by new benefits cut
Inside Housing have analysed data from the government's Stat-Xplore website and has found that 11,449 social housing tenants are set to be affected by the governments plans to remove housing benefit...
- 24 Mar
Deaths due to benefit sanctions should have independent investigations
A report into benefit sanctions by the Work and Pensions Committee has said that suicides linked to sanctions should be scrutinised in a similar manner to deaths in police custody, reports Inside...
- 11 Mar
Charity finds benefit sanctions regime to be flawed
A report conducted for Crisis by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University found that benefit claimants were subject to a ‘postcode lottery' on whether or...
- 30 Oct
Cuts to employment and support allowance benefits
With these cuts it could see new claimants being given just 50p more per week than people who are on job seekers allowance, reports the BBC. The Department for Work and Pensions have said the ESA...
- 10 Oct
Proposed benefit rule labelled ‘worse than poor law'
The Social Security Advisory Committee is currently cons ulting on the proposals which George Osborne first announced in June 2013, reports Inside Housing.The seven day wait would occur on top of the...
Revenue Optimisation "I am really impressed with Support Solutions and how small organisations are supported with information and training" Susan Harrison (Tenant Support Services)