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Low Review: Personal Mobility in State Residential Care: Submit Evidence by 10 October

I am delighted to be leading an independent review into how the mobility needs of people living in residential care are met and funded.

In the 2010 Spending Review the Government announced its intention to remove the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, soon to become Personal Independence Payment, from people living in state-funded residential care.

Misleading Government Disability Benefit Statistics

Benefit claimants and top-rate taxpayers

Ekklesia, 27 July 2011

A glance at the front pages of this morning's papers gives a brief snapshot of the grotesque reality of ConDem Britain. The Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with vicious and misleading attacks on disabled benefit claimants, while the Daily Telegraph reports on Boris Johnson's call for very wealthy people to pay less tax.

Welcome to the UK under David Cameron, where the poorest are blamed for the nation's problems while the richest are portrayed as victims.

More ATOS Criticisms

Making the disabled wait for support is cruel, 20 July 2011

The government's proposals to 'reform' welfare will punish the disabled. We must not abandon the concept of a fair society

The Hardest Hit march by disabled people received a fraction of the coverage of similar protests against government cuts. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

Cash Fund supports Cumbria Carer's

Cash fund will provide vital support to Cumbria's carers

News & Star, 25 July 2011

Hundreds of carers across Cumbria are to benefit from an annual £500,000 fund which will be spent on giving them vital support.

GPs have agreed to invest the cash annually over the next four years in funding support services for the county’s army of carers, whose efforts save the NHS millions.


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