Petition against scrapping of DLA mobility component

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An online petition against the government’s removal of the mobility component of DLA for people living in care homes has been launched.

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06/01/2011

An online petition against the government’s removal of the mobility component of DLA for people living in care homes has been launched. The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) has launched the petition and points out that the move will have a ‘huge and regressive impact’ on independence.

The move will only save £160 million but will have a “massive” impact on the 80,000 disabled people affected, leaving many with just £22.30 a week to cover all their personal expenses.

The mobility component provides essential funds which help to support independence. Inclusion London hopes London DPOs and disabled people will sign the petition, circulate it to contacts and also take other action to oppose the move – such as writing to MPs and ministers.

To sign the petition go to the following web address: www.surveymonkey.com/s/dbcdla

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