Monday, 26 October 2009

Disability Living Allowance Saved!

There has been a significant victory in the campaign to save Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance for the under 65's.

Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham MP, announced yesterday that Disability Living Allowance will not be scrapped and the money used to fund the proposed national care service.

Many thanks to all those who showed their support for this campaign by signing the online petition online petition that we told you about in a previous blog. You should be very proud of your involvement as you have made a real difference to the lives of disabled people who depend on Disability Living Allowance to live their lives in the way they want.

But we cannot hang out the victory bunting just yet as the future of Attendance Allowance still hangs in the balance. Please continue to show your support of this campaign and help us to ensure that Attendance Allowance stays.

If you haven’t already, please sign the petition! sign the petition! and write to your local MP asking them to convey your concerns to the secretary of State for Health. Read the Disability Charities Consortium (DCC) statement. Read the Disability Charities Consortium (DCC) statement.

Don't let the campaign stop here - please pass this on to any of your friends or contacts that may wish to know.