Pat’s Petition calls on the Government to stop and review the proposed cuts to benefits & services and on 6 February some of the Pat's Petition team visited Westminster to meet the Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary, Liam Byrne and Anne McGuire, Labour MP.
A message of support from Disability Cornwall was one of the many handed to Liam Byrne who said he would give Pat’s Petition an Opposition Day Debate to call for a Cumulative Impact Assessment on the cuts due to be implemented from this April.
They now need YOUR help. If you have been assessed for any of the new benefits or experienced a cut to a service you use, please contact your MP, tell them about the forthcoming debate and ask them to speak during it.
This debate must drive home the need for a Cumulative Impact Assessment as people are feeling the cuts and loss of income at the same time as being hit with new taxes. Far too many individuals & families are going to be hit from several angles
Disabled people have never faced an onslaught like this before and every
letter / campaign / lobby of MPs / protests / petitions have all led us to take
this united stand.
With thanks to Pat’s Petition & Carer Watch