This blunt-instrument welfare reform will harm the most vulnerable

from the Guardian – Comment is free

Your interview with Maria Miller, minister for disabled people, explaining why disability benefits must be overhauled, confirms that blind and partially sighted people are right to be terrified of her intentions (A ‘perfect’ storm, Society, 16 February).

The minister claims that those of us speaking up for vulnerable people fail to understand the details of her plans. Action for Blind People knows first-hand that many people with sight loss already live in poverty and isolation. Miller’s plans will both make matters significantly worse for them and increase their number.

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