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The real impact of PIP on social care

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 1,073 views

I've just finished reading about how PIP (Personal Independence Payments) will impact on social care services and it was really shocking. Simon Duffy from the Centre for Welfare Reform writes: "The replacement of DLA with PIP will damage local communities by reducing the incomes…

Imaginary wheelchairs & other ESA changes

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 3,128 views

As you may or may not know on the 28th January they are making some more changes to ESA assessments. Both of the proposed changes are dangerous and counter productive (unless you want to produce a super-flawed, biased and unfair…

Urgent PIP action needed – draft regulations

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,763 views

The government has announced it's draft PIP regulations now all of the consultations have closed. Two of the biggest issues with these draft regulations are as follows; Changing the criteria for enhanced mobility component of PIP for those with physical…

From the archive: Is resistance futile?

/ April 2, 2013 at 8:33 PM 1,777 views

The 1st of April has been referred to as Black Monday by many campaigners  Over the next couple of weeks we will see many of the changes outlined in the Welfare Reform Bill (WRB) come into effect; the Bedroom Tax, Universal…