This morning, Catherine Hughes, who I know online, tweeted the link to this Guardian article about the consultation on changes to the disability living allowance (DLA). I read it and it made me feel angry. And sad. And scared. So I tweeted it too.
I then got a message from Emma, who I know as @funkyfairy22 on Twitter, telling me that she is the founder of the One Month Before Heartbreak blog. I asked Emma what I could do (having emailed David Cameron and Jack Straw yesterday – about Respite for Riven – I’m obviously all riled up) and she said they want to get the word out on as many blogs, etc., as possible. So here we are.
I don’t have personal experience of disability* and so I feel like I can’t add anything to the incredibly eloquent and painful stories I’ve read in the above links, but I do think this is an incredibly important issue. Please click on the above links – maybe watch this video – and sign the petition. Thank you.
* My mum had MS and I know she struggled to get benefits, but that’s a long time ago now and I’ve no idea what she was claiming for so it’s not really relevant. (But I thought I’d mention it before anyone left a comment saying ‘Didn’t your mum have MS..?’)