Sadly these 'reforms' have been in the pipeline for a lot longer than this government and as always all done with stealth - and as they affect a group of peoplle who are frequently not in a condition to loudly and visibly campaign they went largely un- noticed despite charities protesting and sites like Benefits and work doing a lot of good work. The press also seem to be largely ignoring the issues it will create for so many disabled people who are currently living life with dignity and will mean that for many the loss of independence will mean they cannot work or study so will be a greater burden on society as well as being in
greater pain and discomfort. This will almost certainly happen to our daughter who has a rare and misunderstood disability and DLA has helped her lead a much happier life, but she will most likely lose it, which makes her feel as though she is viewed as lying about how affected she is. We have a wonderful doctor who is wholly supportive, however government and the form checkers at the DWP appear to think they are more qualified to decide how much life is affected!