Disabled blogger to launch campaign on cuts


5:30 pm - October 23rd 2010

by Sunny Hundal    


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Yesterday we posted a video by ‘Bendy girl’ who writes as a disabled blogger at Benefit Scrounging Scum.

The video had such a huge response that Kaliya Franklin, who has a condition called Hypermobility syndromes (HMS) and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), is now planning to set up a campaigning website.

She says on Twitter that she is setting up a new site called ‘Broken Of Britain’, which will look to bring together stories of disabled people being hit by the cuts to welfare.

She wrote on her blog:

To the disabled people of Great Britain. Our individual voices are too quiet to be heard, but collectively we can shout loud enough to drown out this tide of abuse against us. Disability Hate Crime, lack of full legal protection, people in care homes costing too much to be let out and not one political party willing to fight for us.

We must emulate other successful civil rights movements and with polite determination take our place as equal members of society

She also published another video to make her case

To send your stories or help with the project, email benefitscroungingscum@hotmail.co.uk for now.

Update: The blog has now been launched here: The Broken of Britain

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1. Peter Lockhart

Good luck too her but there are so many different disabled groups and campaigns and websites already.

we will also be launching a campaign about this

Thanks for helping promote our The Broken Of Britain project. There are many different disability organisations out there but we hope BofB can act as an effective media and political presence to give ordinary disabled people a voice in a way that the current charities and organisations are not doing.
Over 5000 visitors in our first 48 hours tells us this voice is needed. The personal stories related on our blog should make Britian take a long hard look at itself. http://thebrokenofbritain.blogspot.com/

Thanks again, BG

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