My MP fobs me off.
So last month I decided to see if could meet my local MP, Shailesh Vara. I wanted to see him to voice my concerns regarding the cuts that will impact on disabled people, I am not one for protests but wanted my voice heard.
My first point was my disgust at the fact any disabled person receiving DLA and living in residential home for more than 28 days will lose the motobility component. This angers me, this is not just for getting a car, you can use it for anything to aid your movement, it gives you freedom, hire a taxi, pay your mate to drive you, rent a mobility scooter. Mr Vala says the residential home will sort out all transport, will they? Really? So, just support, someone is in one of these homes decides they wish to go to town one day, spur of the moment, they can’t really can they? Where as with the motorbility fund, they could just hire a taxi and go.
Cheers for supporting the removal of a human right and making disabled people second class Mr Vara.
He also says the Independent Living Fund will be covered by local authorities, again, really? This fund is for a wide range of things, hiring a cleaner, gardener etc. People often hire family because they get more for their money than if they hired a stranger, plus having family help often saves a little dignity.
Why don’t you and your Government just admit you don’t care for disabled people Mr Vara, yes we cost a lot to support, however that is not our fault. We do not bloody want it, WE NEED IT!