Thursday, 28 August 2014

Extra Costs Commission

Do you find being a disabled person is an expensive business?

With prices for everyday living at an all time high, less available liquid cash and disability benefits on the DWP 'chopping board', disabled people are being asked to do more with less money. Some of you will agree that the reality is this has been the case for many, many years. Yet, this time it seems to be tougher than before, with the pundits predicting more gloom when the bank interest rates begin to rise.

The really sad thing is that elements within society almost seems to be too comfortable with the generalised labelling of disabled people as 'benefits scroungers'. It doesn't help when some of the media decide to run headlines which steer the ill-informed (excuse the pun).

Nevertheless, I'd like to praise the national charity 'Scope' for taking the initiative at such a difficult time for disabled people by putting together a commission which will look into the frighteningly high cost of living for disabled people. I'm even more pleased to be one of the nine commissioners who will look into the subject matter and thus keen to hear from you with your thoughts and perhaps personal experiences. You can of course let Scope know directly via the following link ;

Or, feel free to email me ;

I'll keep you in the loop about the work of the commission. In the meantime, don't forget to follow me on twitter - @syndicateCEO

Amo Raju
Chief Exec.

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