Thursday 8 September 2011

Coalition government – a ‘machine’ made from steel

By carerwatch

For countless years, with successive governments, family carers have continuously raised their voices outlining the many problems they face, about resources, finances, respite and/or equipment.
Yet no matter how much they chipped away at the brick wall no real action has been taken, by past and present govts. Campaigns have followed one after the other from many individuals, groups, and charities.
We are currently witnessing the biggest shake up of welfare benefits in over 60 years and still the issues surrounding Carers Allowance are not being addressed.  It is the LOWEST of all benefits at £55.55  per week.

As campaigners we will not give up even though the brick wall is now made of re enforced steel. Behind that wall lies a Coalition machine made from cold steel too. It shows NO understanding, NO compassion. It operates so clinically, so precise and its actions prove that it has no heart.
It speaks of Responsibility, Big Society, yet continues on its mission to persecute many disabled people, their families, and carers, with this current Welfare Reform Bill.
Is this the future we want for ourselves, for our children?
A future where disabled people and their families are battered from all directions.
Borrowing the famous words from Winston Churchill and altering them slightly…
Never has so much been given so freely by so few, for the benefit of so many.

 Carers need action and they need it NOW

 Please contact any groups/charities you belong to. Tell them your concerns surrounding Welfare Reform.
Contact your MP . Add your postcode in the box on this link to find their details
Feel free to use this template from Sue Marsh of The Broken of Britain
Support the Hardest Hit campaign which following on from a successful march in May 2011 are now planning local protests.
One simple change re ESA
As individuals any action we take may seem so small, but collectively we can be stronger.

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