HomeBlogHelen Sims of Somerset #tohelenback : ‘Disabled left feeling useless by reforms to their benefits’
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  • Richard Youlden August 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Just thought I’d drop you a line to warn, don’t save too much. I am disabled with muscular dystrophy, on DLA, and I saved a little money to be sure I could cover repair costs for my heavily adapted (old) van and replace an ageing computer – my benefits were cut!

    Being prudent when you are disabled is not, according to the government, the right thing to do. Being sensible, and making sure that it is possible to cover those unexpected happenings, is not wise under this kind of threat. I too am constantly waiting for the nasty letter to fall through my letter box!

  • jeffery davies August 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    agree with whot she has written but they kill more of us daily just by denying us benefits and they call themselves carring goverment when they send millions to india and they tell our mps they dont want it well we do as a lot of us you just get atos to do your dirty work for you no you not only evil do you envisit on us but you say we are skiving and robbing you but its you who give tax payers money out daily to your friends and familys who do the robbing and that is the sad fact jeff3

  • rogr August 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    It is hard not to just give up, the whole process seems to be designed to wear us down to the point where it seems too much to carry on and makes us victims twice over. If more people realised that the things they can do so easily are, for us, like climbing a mountain without oxygen and a huge weight on our backs then perhaps they would think for themselves instead of letting the newspapers do it for them. All I can say is that living from day to day and refusing to be defined by the liars in charge of this sorry mess comes from the sense of burning outrage that keeps me going. I wish it was from something better but for now that fury will have to do seeing that I am allowed so little else. One day, perhaps, things will change but until then we need to keep pushing back as you are against the lies and misrepresentations. Stay strong.

  • Humanity2012 August 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I Agree Rogr I Despair of this ” Democratic ” Cuckooland

    It is those Scum Politicians who should have their Salaries Cut and be Sacked as
    they are the Benefit Scroungers

    This Thieving Off the Vulnerable is Evil and so is the Lack of Symphapy amongst
    Ignorant Wider Society who cannot See Further than the Propaganda of the TV
    the Tabloids and the ” Quality ” Newspapers

    Challenging the Juggernaut of Propaganda against the Poor and Vulnerable is
    Essential get People to Switch Off the TV Set stop getting the Tabloids and
    ” Quality Newspapers ” and use their Brains to Think and Get Out to Demonstrate

    The Slavish Docility of People is Beyond Pathetic and the Arrogance of Politicians
    Beyond Diabolical

    I Despise the Gormless Grins on Politicians Faces

  • louise January 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    are there any groups in somerset that are campaigning to stop this progrom against people with disabilities?

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