Labour's disability manifesto: Nothing About You, Without You

Labour have published a disability manifesto: http://www.labour.org.uk/page/-/manifesto-for-disabled-people.PDF. It’s well worth a read given that it affects so many of us!

Here are some of the pledges:

• Labour will reverse the cruel cuts to Personal Independence Payments, Employment Support Allowance Work-Related Activity Group and Universal Credit Limited Capability to Work and we will repeal the hideous Bedroom Tax which has punished so many disabled and non-disabled people. The Conservatives’ punitive sanctions will go too.

• Labour will scrap the discredited Work Capability and Personal Independence Payment assessments and replace them with a personalised, holistic assessment process which provides each individual with a tailored plan, building on their strengths and addressing barriers, whether financial, skills, health, care, transport, or housing related.

• Labour will increase Carer’s Allowance to £73 a week, an increase of 16% (from £62 ), in recognition of Britain’s dedicated, unpaid carers.

What do you think?