Government cuts Mobility Allowance

7 Feb

Annabel says:

‘The government have decided to stop giving mobility allowance to disabled people who live in residential care. Here at the A Team we are worried about how this will effect disabled people. Joe who lives in residential care tells us about what he spends his mobility allowance on:

‘It pays for the upkeep of our minibus and petrol. One day I go for a massage, I go out with the others for a cup of coffee and one morning I go to college.’

He was asked how this will change when they lose their benefits:

‘It will mean we won’t be able to go out for drinks and treats, we will have to use buses and some of my friends will find it too hard to get on a bus. We won’t have a quality of life, we will be very miserable, bored and very very frustrated.’



Malak says:

‘This is going to be bad for a lot of disabled people, I don’t think it is fair!’



KA Maracas says:

‘So what are we going to do about it?’






Ace says:

‘Good question, I don’t mind as long as it doesn’t mess up my hair!’



One Response to “Government cuts Mobility Allowance”

  1. accessteamdisabilityblog February 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    What about writing to our MPs?

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