Watch: disabled voter feels ‘betrayed’ by Cam


by Sunny Hundal    
10:15 am - October 22nd 2010

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The disabled blogger ‘Bendy girl‘ posted this video to her blog yesterday, explaining why she felt betrayed by the cuts made in the CSR.

The clearly emotional writer explains the problem with the cuts to the High Rate Mobility component of Disability Living Allowance.

She also criticises Labour for their decision to cut benefits in the past, but asks why Cameron went for such ‘callous’ cuts despite saying he understood the difficulties faced by disabled people.

In an earlier blog-post, she wrote:

Shame on you Prime Minister. I know you know better.
One of the quietest announcements in today’s Comprehensive Spending review was that the High Rate Mobility component of Disability Living Allowance will be removed from those resident in care homes. On the face of it that might seem a sensible place to save money, after all if someone lives in a care home surely they don’t need to worry about transport, but this is certainly the nastiest, pettiest cut of all.

Petty because the numbers of people resident in care homes is a very small proportion of the overall awards for high rate mobility meaning the sums of money to be saved are minimal. But downright nasty, disdainful and cruel because people resident in care homes are far more likely to use the mobility component of their disability living allowance to pay towards the phenomenally expensive specialist wheelchairs they need rather than a vehicle.

‘Bendy girl’ blogs here.

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