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Sunday, 13 March 2011

English Disabled may be forced to live in the streets?

Disability, Mentalillness

Over half a million English disabled people will now suffer under the British government cuts? Which is openly discriminating against the English people and the Disabled said Sir Michael Black-Feather the English first minster?

This is a British government that gives away “£” billions of English tax payers cash to others in aid, “such as the £235 million pounds it gives to such countries as India, a county that it “self-spends billions on a space program, billions on nuclear missiles and billions on unclear test, this tip of the iceberg £235 million should go in the aid of our own people, rather than putting them out in the streets Sir Michael said 

He went on to say; Government figures will show that over 450,000 disabled people will see their incomes cut under one of the changes planned to housing benefit not only will they suffer this cut they still have to try to live on a pittance’s with rising rent cost having also most double because there are no first buyers in the market so landlords bump up letting cost, they also have to fined double now cost in fuel, petrol diesel, compared to this time last year, rising heating bill,  now 20% vat most living on around £85 pounds a week, they would need to try and find a job with a yearly salary of £35,000. plus one that won’t discriminate against them which most do, and the jobs that they can get pay less then £12,500, which won’t cover rent, council tax, gas, electric and water bill and the cost of petrol or diesel getting to and from the job.

And I’ll say again that English voters only have themselves to blame by voting in a tyrant British government, its ok for British MP’s that get all their living expenses paid for by English tax payers.
Campaigners fear thousands will now be forced from their homes.

From April 2013, housing benefit for working age people in social rented homes will be linked to the size of property councils believe they need.
Ministers say they want housing benefit claimants to choose to rent properties they can afford when in work.

An assessment from the Department for Work and Pensions shows the change will leave over 450,000 disabled people an average of £13 a week worse off.
Ministers want to encourage housing benefit claimants to move out of council and housing association properties that are too big for their needs, and to make savings in a housing benefit bill that has almost doubled to £21.5bn in a decade.

But Labour's work and pension’s spokeswoman Karen Buck said the changes would unfairly affect disabled people.

She said: "If you are going to try and force them out with really proportionately swingeing cuts to their weekly income but you can't even guarantee that you're going to be able to offer them an alternative, and then we are looking at a recipe for chaos."

Adam Louton uses a wheelchair and lives with his wife Lindsay in a three-bedroom house in Westminster. He said: "I'm going to have to move well out of the area, probably up north where the housing is cheaper."

The government has already delayed a proposal to remove money designed to fund travel for disabled people in residential care from the existing Disability Living Allowance. The DLA is to be replaced with a new benefit under plans set out in the Welfare Reform Bill.
One disability campaigner said some had told his organisation they were left suicidal about changes to their benefits.

Councils could decide not to provide any services to disabled people, including residential care and respite for families and carers”
Disability Alliance policy director Neil Coyle said: "We've been contacted by people who've said that if they lose the kind of support that helps them get to work for example, if they're no longer entitled to that support, they'll lose the ability to be independent and they may take their own lives."
Anyone forced to move house will be able to apply for money from a discretionary payments scheme into which the government has put an extra £130m to help deal with Housing Benefit changes maybe they should put the £235m they given to India in the pot as well?.

Minister for Welfare Reform Lord Freud said: "We want people to make choices about size and location of their accommodation based on what they can afford when in work, and this measure will bring the social rented sector in line with those claiming housing benefit in the private rented sector.
"However, the government is committed to supporting the needs of disabled people, including, for the first time, providing a bedroom for a non-resident carer if someone needs overnight care for themselves or their partner."
Councils are legally required to c
onsider the needs of disabled people. But the Communities department has been criticised for announcing a review of all councils' statutory duties.
A spokesman for the charity Scope said: "Under these proposals councils could decide not to provide any services to disabled people, including residential care and respite for families and carers. This is a very real threat to the lives, security and future of disabled people in England."

A spokesman for the Department of Communities and Local Government said: "The department is reviewing the overall burden of statutory duties. Some duties will clearly remain vital; others may no longer be needed or may create unnecessary burdens or restrictions on local authorities."

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