Disabled people protest

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Most of you that are on Face book and Twitter will already be aware of the many voices being raised against some of the proposed cuts. This is not just students, paid staff within councils, but also disabled people/carers worried about cuts to the services they receive.

The 1st group below, I met one of their founders when she visited the North East. The group came about after they held a protest in October in Birmingham. There are plans in place to have many more local protests.

1. DPAC
Disabled people should not be the scapegoats for the financial mistakes of governments, should not be constantly told that there is no money to support them by millionaire politicians. We will not tolerate further erosion of our living conditions or our human rights, nor will we sit quietly while they try to take our rights away.
They also have a cyber protest ongoing too, 109 comments added so far

2. Also, if some of you can remember the challenge by the Fawcett Society in the summer, it is due at High Court this Monday 6th December
The Fawcett Society believes such a skewed budget could not have been drawn up in accordance with the law. We believe the Treasury did not, as is required by law, consider whether their plans would have a disproportionate impact on women and affect women’s equality.

On Monday, lawyers on both sides will present their arguments to a judge, who will decide whether or not to grant us a judicial review of the budget.
see details here

3. Protest in Norwich today
Jo Rust, from the Norfolk Coalition Against the Cuts, said the march had demonstrated that it was many ordinary people who would be hit by the cuts.

“It’s been brilliant,â€
No 4 is scary because you can bet that if it gets through others will follow.
Exactly Charles.

As well as welfare reform affecting families, naturally so does social care reform.( Grannie sucking eggs moment saying that to you Image Image )

As much as govt want carers to remain in/return to work, with criteria being tightened and probably less carers receiving services, how many are actually going to be forced in to the position of giving work up.

Lets just hope the momentum of these protests can match that of the govt pushing these proposals through. There are a few more protests planned before Christmas and many more in the New Year. Time is of the essence.

I had comments sent this morning Charles from people I have met on disability forums who say enough is enough. They, and in many cases their carers, have already attended various protests and will be doing so again.

Good luck to them.