Today, we delivered the giant Hardest Hit Christmas card signed by almost 25,000 disabled people, their families and friends to the government grinches – David Cameron and Nick Clegg – calling for a fair benefits system.
We let the government know that people with disabilities and long-term conditions are not asking for gifts, but simply want their basic rights protected and the support to enable them to live independently and with dignity.
The response has been amazing, but there’s still more to do to ensure that disabled people have a new year to look forward to.
What can I do?
Even if you’ve only got a few minutes to spare you can still take action to ensure that we continue to make an impact.
1. Send your MP a Christmas card from the Hardest Hit and enclose a message to make them aware of how the proposed reforms to the benefit system will impact upon you and your family.
You could save the image, and email it to your MP, or print it off and then use this tool to find your MP’s postal address.
2. Visit your MP at their constituency surgery so you can deliver the card to them in person, and tell about your concerns. Here’s a handy guide with some great tips for visiting your MP.
3. Write to your local paper to explain to others in your local community what proposed changes will mean for you.