posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 10:04 AM
The outrage is confined to every disabled person in the UK. We have marched, we have written letters, we have sweated blood over the changes that the
UK government want to put in place. Problem is, no-one is listening. I know many people, myself included, are afraid to be seen doing *anything*
that other people would see as *normal* because the 'normals' don't know diddly about disability and many have reported disabled folks as frauds.
Not everyone that uses a wheelchair is 'confined' to the chair but if anyone is seen up on their feet, God forbid - walking (!) they are
automatically called frauds, or worse. (I can only speak of the wheelchair users because I am one myself even though I can totter around the house on
my own two feet. It doesn't make me a fraud though!)
When these new changes come about, those who are on the lowest Disability Living Allowance will suddenly be seen as not disabled enough and thrown on
Jobseekers. Hell, I know of people who have been on the highest level and ATOS (the company who do medical tests on DLA claimers) have regarded them
as well enough to work, and have had their DLA taken away completely, totally unfairly. It sucks big time, this government and their low-down
techniques of 'saving' money. They pick on those who cannot fight back. And even if they try to fight back, they are ignored. As a person with a
disability, I am scared and angry. It makes me sick.