Another very disturbing news item this week is about how a government report on how it is implementing the United Nations disability convention fails to include a single mention of how the coalition’s spending cuts and welfare reforms will undermine disabled people’s rights.
You may find this link of interest: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=8387
Maria Miller was shot down in flames – she was challenged on the PIP timeframes, her numbers, her hearsay on the disabled groups she’s “spoken” to. She was asked for evidence of the disabled groups that agree with PIP.
Maria Miller was also taken down on her comment that Harrington has not enough time to do the reports in 2 years, yet they want to implement 1.8 million assessments in 18 months. It demonstrates well the lack of aptitude and the asinine attitude of an unrealistic, misguided and naive Government.
I think we are starting to see a very disturbing pattern in how elderly and disabled people are treated and viewed.
Quoting the article again:
“In one case, a member of staff at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said they had to prescribe water on medical charts to ensure patients got enough to drink.”
Lest we forget that, we are all potential victims to illness and disability and one day, we are all old.
Please read the full post on the innervoice2011blog
- The evidence is growing that the cuts are savagely targeting disabled people (guardian.co.uk)
- Making the disabled wait for support is cruel | Gerard Poole (guardian.co.uk)
- Warning on disability cash shift (bbc.co.uk)
- Funding fears (bbc.co.uk)
- Scrounging Statistics and Soundbites No. 1 #WRB #Benefits #ukpolitics (thecreativecrip.com)
- Disabled people fear benefit cut (independent.co.uk)
- @CreativeCrip #ATOSUni Campaign Update (thecreativecrip.com)
- Urgent Call to Action #wrb (thecreativecrip.com)