too many disabled people are being denied the support they need to dress, wash, cook, work, study or just get out their front door. So many just don’t have these basic everyday freedoms.
Joshua contacted Scope to tell his story on how the Government cuts have changed his life.
“I was told that I no longer met the criteria… I can dress myself but I’ve had to give up wearing socks. I struggle with shoes and frequently have to ask friends, colleagues, family and even people on the street to rescue my shoes and put them back on when they fall off.”
Joshua is just one of hundreds who have contacted Scope about how a lack of care is affecting their lives. His isn’t the worst story either.
It is shocking that in Britain today – the proud nation of the greatest Paralympics last summer – disabled people are being forced to go without washing, or want to work but can’t, or have to say goodbye to their dignity and freedom.
Have you got a minute today? Scope are on a big journey working with many others to start setting this right. They’ve just released news that more than 100,000 disabled people are being denied this basic care and support or risk losing it if the Government gets its way this year. They urgently need to make a big noise about this. Will you help?
Can you share this on Facebook or tweet it today?
Scope want to start raising greater awareness of the hidden care crisis facing disabled people. They’re using the hashtag #freethe100k and linking people to bit.ly/freethe100k to get the message out about how many people are affected.
Here’s an idea for a Tweet to get you started:
Govt reforms mean more than 100,000 disabled people won’t get support needed to eat, get washed or go out. But please do put it in your own words. If you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, please could you forward on this message to friends or family.
Are you denied social care?
Are you affected by a lack of care yourself? Would you be willing to share your story?
Please contact Scope via their website: