Disability Living Allowance Reform – Update

There were interesting developments in Parliament as our campaign to retain the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance for disabled children in residential schools continues to make an impact. Baroness Thomas of Winchester received the following response to her written question below: Baroness Thomas of Winchester To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to help parents … Continue reading

Cuts will compromise living standards of 100,000 people with disabilities in Norfolk

The Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People (NCODP) have produced a report which shows that 100,000 disabled people and their families face a reduction in their living stands by a third, due to the combined effects of government’s taxation and welfare changes, and cuts in services planned by Norfolk County Council.  The report was submitted to … Continue reading

DLA Mobility Component – new concerns about impact on children

Following on from last week’s debate on planned changes to Disability Living Allowance Mobility Component, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign have published concerns this week about the impact of the proposals on families with disabled children at residential schools – who face losing their access to adapted Motability vehicles, or the financial support for meeting the … Continue reading