Disabled people are terrified of another Tory govt. Here’s why. #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX

The plight of disabled people under a Tory government seems to be receiving little attention from the media in this election battle. The public needs to be aware what they will be condemning people with mental or physical health problems to if they vote Tory in the General Election.

Tories attack disabledImage courtesy of twitter.com/ukdemockery

As an excellentarticleby the Canary pointed out earlier this week:

Since 2010, the Tories have cut, among other things:

  • The Independent Living Fund (ILF), which previously supported people with care packages. Since the government cut it, in some areas 88% of people have seen their care packages reduced by up to 50%.
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for sick and disabled people in the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG) by a third. This will affect 500,000 people. 55% a week from ESA for sick and disabled 18-to-25-year-olds. 51,000 disabled people’s
  • Motability vehicles, which were important for…

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