What Disability Living Allowance means to me

A picture gallery in The Guardian looks at the meaning of Disability Living Allowance for disabled people.

“From days out and football matches to visiting the mosque, and even just to buy clothes and food: the disability living allowance, or DLA, is a lifeline for many. Clients at Scope’s Chingford day centre describe what the benefit means to them.”

2 thoughts on “What Disability Living Allowance means to me

  1. Pingback: What Disability Living Allowance means to me. #mhuk #ukmh #dla « Dawn Willis sharing the News & Views of the Mentally Wealthy

  2. I am so worried about the changes to benefits. I have Parkinson’s and close members of my family have ASD. We depend on our benefits and I am concerned that the swingeing cuts will hit at the vulnerable in society who cannot defend themselves. Part of my disability is chronic fatigue- I don’t have the energy to fight, and I am sure that many others are in the same situation. I use a wheelchair-does anyone realise how difficult and exhausting it is to get around in one?
    I’m not against simplifying benefits- they are far too complicated. But why not stop the £6 million bonuses? Stop targeting the weak and vulnerable- good luck to the campaign!

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