Mobility Cuts – DLA Victory Confirmed

Posted on 20 November 2011 | No comments

Martha Trust has applauded news that the Government will no longer be removing the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance.

In a move that would have affected some 80,000 disabled people in residential care, Martha Trust estimated that the cuts could cost the charity nearly £60,000 a year.

George White, Chief Executive of Martha Trust is absolutely delighted with developments: “We believe that all disabled people, no matter how profound their disability, should be able to lead fulfilling lives and take an active role in the community.

“Removing the resources to make this happen would have denied people their independence and made many prisoners in their own homes.”

George added: “Cutting the mobility allowance would have meant the most vulnerable members of our society making a huge sacrifice for a relatively small amount of money. Fortunately, the Government has recognised that this was simply too high a price to pay.”

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