WOWcampaign/Petition, with the support of MPs Debbie Abrahams, and Kate Green,has again secured a debate in the House of Commons through the Back Bench Business Committee;  to discuss the  urgent need for a cumulative impact assessment  to all cuts to disability support.

The  debate will take place possibly in the next few weeks

Please ask your MP to attend the debate.

Write to your MP

Years of austerity have hit hard disabled people and carers, with many of them affected by multiple cuts. With the approaching Universal Credit roll out it has become even more urgent to assess the human impacts of all these cuts and changes. Furthermore, the Government need to assess the cuts urgently as called for by the UN, EHRC and SSSC.

 

Recent figures suggest that of 14.2 million people in poverty 48.3% come from a home with a disabled person in it. Also findings of cuts ‘disability benefits (£2.8bn), ESA and incapacity benefit (£2bn) and housing benefit (£2.3bn) –This is for children and adults’. Cuts to PIP are still ongoing and have had a horrendous impact  on the mental health of disabled people, their families and carers.

 

Michelle Maher of WOW Campaign said “We ask that you look to your  MP to attend the debate. To fight for the truth, that individual impact assessments don’t show the true picture. That disability support has been cut by billions without taking into account cost of social care cuts, respite care, NHS, housing benefit and Universal Credit. The most severely disabled children and adults have been hit the hardest.

In whose world is it OK for severely disabled children and their carers pay for the mistakes of bankers? “

 

WOW Campaign had previously secured a debate through an E petition after securing over 1k04 000 signatures. It was backed by John McDonnell MP in  February 2014. The debate was technically won but nothing has happened since.

In 2018 the WOW campaign has also been collecting “Voices”, accounts from disabled people, carers and health professionals. These Voices are horrific and heartbreaking in equal measure and show an often forgotten reality.

 

The WOW Campaign ask that the Tory Government show a duty of care to us. They have all seen disabled people and carers at their surgeries impacted by cuts, they have seen the desperation, they have no excuse for not protecting us and assess how hard we have been hit to fulfill an ideology. Osborne stated PIP cuts would fund tax cuts wealthiest in our country, in whose world is that humane?  Please contact your MP link below or read the Voices of those hit, the link below for the truth, the impact and the human cost of cuts. 

 

Years of austerity have hit hard disabled people and carers, with many of them affected by multiple cuts. With the approaching Universal Credit roll out it has become even more urgent to assess the human impacts of all these cuts and changes. Furthermore, the Government need to assess the cuts urgently as called for by the UN, EHRC and SSSC.

 

Recent figures suggest that of 14.2 million people in poverty 48.3% come from a home with a disabled person in it. Also findings of cuts ‘disability benefits (£2.8bn), ESA and incapacity benefit (£2bn) and housing benefit (£2.3bn) –This is for children and adults’. Cuts to PIP are still ongoing and have had a horrendous impact  on the mental health of disabled people, their families and carers.

 

Michelle Maher of WOW Campaign said “We ask that you look to your  MP to attend the debate. To fight for the truth, that individual impact assessments don’t show the true picture. That disability support has been cut by billions without taking into account cost of social care cuts, respite care, NHS, housing benefit and Universal Credit. The most severely disabled children and adults have been hit the hardest.

In whose world is it OK for severely disabled children and their carers pay for the mistakes of bankers? “

 

WOW Campaign had previously secured a debate through an E petition after securing over 1k04 000 signatures. It was backed by John McDonnell MP in  February 2014. The debate was technically won but nothing has happened since.

In 2018 the WOW campaign has also been collecting “Voices”, accounts from disabled people, carers and health professionals. These Voices are horrific and heartbreaking in equal measure and show an often forgotten reality.

 

The WOW Campaign ask that the Tory Government show a duty of care to us. They have all seen disabled people and carers at their surgeries impacted by cuts, they have seen the desperation, they have no excuse for not protecting us and assess how hard we have been hit to fulfill an ideology. Osborne stated PIP cuts would fund tax cuts wealthiest in our country, in whose world is that humane?  Please contact your MP link below or read the Voices of those hit, the link below for the truth, the impact and the human cost of cuts.