Thousands call on all parties to protect disability benefit : Morning Star

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PARALYMPIC heroes were among tens of thousands of people and 80 charities who signed a letter to all political parties protesting against cuts to disability benefits.

Welfare reforms have resulted in cruel cuts to benefits or loss of them altogether, charities in the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) said.

MS Society policy manager Laura Wetherly, who also cochairs the DBC, said: “Today, thousands of people across the UK are sending a loud and clear message to our politicians that the current welfare system doesn’t make any sense.

“Too many disabled people have been stripped of the security and stability they need to live independent lives.

“The next government must make sure no further cuts are made to disability benefits so that disabled people can rely on support without the constant fear of having it taken away.”

READ MORE : MORNING STAR

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