Received from Carers UK

Carers UK has joined with around 40 other disability, illness and care charities to launch a campaign against cuts to disability benefits called The Hardest Hit. The Government is planning to cut a total of £9 billion from the benefits of disabled people and their families, which would be utterly devastating for many families already struggling to make ends meet.
 
We’ve developed a campaign website launched today which you can find at www.hardesthit.org.uk – giving details of the cuts; stories from disabled people and their families; and three key actions for individuals:
  1. Writing to your MP – using a quick online form.
  2. Protesting on 11th May – we are organising a mass march and protest outside Parliament.
  3. Protesting online – asking disabled people and carers to send in stories, photos and videos to use on the site.
How you can help
  
We want this campaign to be big, and need your help to get it off the ground. In particular we want to create a buzz online and for MPs to receive a lot of letters from their constituents – so that they know how much carers and disabled people depend on these benefits and what the impact of these cuts would be on their lives.
 
You can help by:
  1. If you have a Facebook account please ‘Like’ the Hardest Hit campaign page, which you can find by visiting www.hardesthit.org.uk and clicking the Facebook button on the right hand side.
  2. Fill in the online form to send a message to your MP in a personal capacity (please don’t use your Carers UK email address, as MPs may get confused as to whether you’re writing on behalf of Carers UK) – there is an option to fill it in as a member of the public, or for disabled people or carers.
We will keep you updated on the campaign as it progresses.
 
Many thanks,
 
Steve
Steve McIntosh
Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer

One Response to “Received from Carers UK”

  1. DBC launches report into Welfare Reform Bill « Carer Watch's Blog Says:

    [...] Received from Carers UK We will keep you updated on the campaign as it progresses. [...]

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