Help us stop the bedroom tax hurting disabled people
In a matter of weeks disabled adults and families with disabled children face a stark choice- pay more to stay in your home or leave.
From April, people living in housing association and council housing will be hit by the ‘bedroom tax’. Families judged to have spare rooms will lose on average £728 a year from their housing benefit, unless they can move somewhere smaller.
420,000 disabled people will be affected. This is because couples, where one partner has a disability, may need separate rooms. It’s also because many disabled children need their own room because of disrupted sleep or because they need care during the night.
The Government has recently been told by the Court of Appeal that denying disabled children their own bedroom is discrimination. But they are appealing that ruling and pushing ahead with the changes to Housing Benefit.
Please take our e-action and tell David Cameron to stop and think. Tell him to stop discriminating against disabled people.