Friday, 8 March 2013

What cuts mean to disabled people

Here are three friends, interviewed about the cuts to ILF (Indepenedent Living Fund). The fund allows them to live independently, like you or I.
Thanks to strong campaigning by these activists, they have at least won a judicial review at the High Court on the 13th and 14th March. They are fighting on behalf of all those disabled people who cannot.
Something we need to remember too, is that we are living to a greater age now and most of us will end up with some form of disability in the future. We should not leave the burden of action and dissent to those who struggle the most in life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIzCtAsBV4M&feature=player_embedded#t=3s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRQNUXqma2s&feature=player_embedded#t=0s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMElPk0pq6I&feature=player_embedded#t=0s


2 comments:

Neil Corbett said...

Carrie

I couldn't agree more. It doesn't make sense to stop people from being valuable /productive members of society. I suspect putting them in a home would cost even more anyway.

Quite apart from the inhumanity of it. Grrrrr.

Neil

Carrie said...

It's true Neil, it makes no sense and hasn't been thought through at all. Let's hope the judicial review will allow the government to back down gracefully from an awful decision.