The closure of the ILF, the plan to remove entitlement to DLA from 20% of claimants along with the plan to remove the mobility component from all care home residents and all over 65s, cuts to income-replacement benefits, including benefits which pay towards housing costs, cuts in social care and further cuts to come, the future looks bleak and especially bleak for those who have no family to support them both practically and financially
The whole concept of personalisation choice and control is a smoke screen. The real reason behind personal budgets, direct payments and so on is to remove responsibility from the state and shift it on to the individual.
I am sorry to say everybody will become responsible for their own care, sickness and disability in the future...
There is also the matter of Â£80bn wiped off value of pensions after inflation rate was underestimated for 12 years...
Egypt in America?
In a time when large and tense demonstrations have become increasingly rare in America, the Wisconsin protests could provide an Egypt-like moment...
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2 ... of-America