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Nothing About You, Without You

June 7, 2017

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.


Labour have published ‘Nothing About You, Without You: A Manifesto With And For Disabled People’ which sets out their plan for the support of disabled people.

The 28 page document is signed by Jeremy Corbyn, Debbie Abrahams and Marie Rimmer.

Amongst other things, the document says that Labour will:

  • repeal cuts in social security support to disabled people through a new Social Security Bill published in our first year of office;
  • reverse the cruel cuts to Personal Independence Payments, Employment Support Allowance Work-Related Activity Group and Universal Credit Limited Capability to Work and we will repeal the hideous Bedroom Tax which has punished so many disabled and non-disabled people. The Conservatives’ punitive sanctions will go too;
  • increase Carer’s Allowance to £73 a week, an increase of 16%, in recognition of Britain’s dedicated, unpaid carers.
  • scrap the Work Capability and Personal Independence Payment assessments and replace them with a personalised, holistic assessment process which provides each individual with a tailored plan, building on their strengths and addressing barriers, whether finance, skills, health, care, transport, or housing related;
  • change the culture of the social security system, from one that demonises sick and disabled people to one that is supportive and enabling. As a starting point we will scrap the Conservatives’ punitive sanctions regime and change how Job Centre Plus staff are performance managed;
  • halve the disability employment gap by supporting employers retain employees who may have developed a long-term health condition or an impairment. Job Centre Plus will have a new duty to work with local authorities and local employers on recruitment needs and practices. Employees with an impairment or chronic condition will have a new right to flexible working:
  • address the disability education gap, which stops disabled children fulfilling their potential, replacing the flawed Education, Health and Care Plan assessment, which has been used to restrict access to support:
  • ensure the social care system is fully funded by investing £8 billion in the next parliament, and laying the foundations for a National Care Service.

You can download a copy of ‘Nothing About You, Without You: A Manifesto With And For Disabled People’.

You can also read the BBC’s General Election 2017: What are the parties promising disabled people?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2017 1:42 am

    at present if a carers only other income is income support, the carers allowance is means tested and she/he is left with the amount of income support they are supposed to live on plus no more than anyone on income support is allowed to earn per week. .i. e. not sure what it is now, but used to be £15 A WEEK 27 YRS AGO AND WAS £20 A WEEK 21 YEARS AGO… when i first worked and when i left the unemployed workers centre i volunteered and did benefits advice will be a bit more i expect now.people on any benefits were allowed to earn these amounts as long as they declared them. as you can see./this means that as income support is for their food,bills etc, all of their carers allowance except that small amount anyone is allowed to earn per week is taken from them so basically they are caring for their loved one for nothing and if it involves busfares or fuel it comes out of that bit of dubiously extra cash. will this state opf affairs be looked at and stopped. no point putting carers up to £73 a week if they lose ALL their income support cos of it.

  2. June 7, 2017 10:34 am

    The ACTIONS of those Hate Criminal abusers (here on Planet Earth) speaks a LOT louder than their total fantasy BS.

    Here’s how Labour Party criminals behave when they are ‘the government’ (Local and Regional)… and run the Local Police… –

    Not that Theresa May’s Homicidal, Hate Criminal, Abusing, Terrorist filth are any better –

    I’ll have more on the local bent Atos-Capita-cops up soon…


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