Spartacus Stories

Here is a collection of Stories written by many different disabled people about the impact that DLA has on their lives. It also includes stories of fear about the proposed changes to personal independence payment.

Admin: benefitscroungingscum, Lucia and Lucy
to add your story email us at spartacusstories @ g mail . com (without the spaces) (your posts are there, just being scheduled throughout the day) (can you add how you want your 'name' to appear ta)

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Lady Grey-Thompsons DLA story #spartacusreport #spartacusstories

In a Times report (behind paywall) Lady Grey-Thomspson, an independent crossbencher, said the government had "gone too far" in its reforms.
DLA had transformed her life, she said, enabling her to go to university and secure her first job. She said she was "terrified" about the impact of the changes, which could see 500,000 sick and disabled people "struggle with day to day" life as a result.
She told the Times
Being disabled is more expensive - it costs more to travel to work, for aid and adapatations, to add a ramp to the house. I have used the disability living allowance to buy cushions worth £300 that prevent pressure sores.

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