Monday, 22 February 2016
Losing £30 a week will not be an insentive for getting people into work. The things holding people back are not willpower or willingness, it's bodies, minds, and employers who don't want to employ disabled people and help them make adjustments needed. DWP and Maximus incidentally have been actively sacking their own staff.
For most of us placed in the Work Related Activity Group of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Group, we are are only still claiming due to ongoing mental health problems. There are as many as a quarter of a million of us currently in this group.These proposals are frightening and alarming to most of us, since already. we find it difficult to heat our homes and eat, but the unrelenting savagery of this Government I guess does not come as too much of a surprise.
Should the Government not be concerned on fixing our broken system, rather than effectively blaming ill and disabled people by cutting the existing support and safety nets available to us. A cruel cut that will hit those hardest hit already. Despite having been found not well enough to work, we as a group of people are being threatened left, right and center. For many of us, our lives already a constant struggle for survival.
The House of Lords has already voted against cuts to support for people who face massive barriers to work, often because of our ill health and disability. Now its time to tell our MPs to hold fast and stand against this cut. Our MPs have the chance to vote against cut to ESA next week. Make sure your own MP is on the right side of the vote, that does not push sick and disabled people further from work but closer to poverty.Many thanks.
Posted by teifidancer at 16:31