With the recent release of the Green Paper for Social Care, one of the proposals put forward is that …… “some elements of disability benefits, for example Attendance Allowance” might no longer be paid to people and instead integrated into a new social care budget.DLA is mentioned too.

We, at Carer Watch, are very concerned with this proposal, which would harm some of the most vulnerable people in our society.Whilst it is vital the consultations take place regarding the issues surrounding Social
Care,we do not believe this option should even be included in the Green Paper.

It is our intention to contact all members of the Care and Support Alliance,as we would like clarification on what their position is on this and what intentions (if any), they have to oppose any possible implementation?

Contact will also be made with all members of the Learning Disability Alliance and many more individuals,groups/organisations,MPs etc.

We are determined to work with anyone interested in the safety of those who rely on State assistance.To this end all statements, from each contact made, will be posted on our site so carers,those they care for, the
elderly/disabled can see what their representatives are saying.

To date emails have been sent to…… 

Care and Support Alliance

Age Concern/Help the Aged
Alzheimer’s Society
Cancer Research UK
Carers UK
CLIC Sargent
Contact a Family
Counsel & Care
Crossroads
English Community Care Association
Huntingdon’s Disease Association
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Macmillan Cancer Support
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
National Autistic Society
National Care Forum
Parkinson’s Disease Society
PRTC
RADAR
Resolution Foundation
Rethink
Royal Mencap Society
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Scope
The King’s Fund

Organisations involved in the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC)
Organisations involved in the DBC include:

Action for Blind People
Age Concern
Arthritis Care
Child Poverty Action Group
Citizens Advice
Disability Alliance
Disability Wales
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mencap
Mind
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association
MS Society
National Aids Trust
National Autistic Society (NAS)
National Deaf Children’s Society
Parkinson’s Disease Society
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR)
Rethink
Royal National Institute of Blind People(RNIB)
Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID)
Scope

More people/groups contacted

Mark Ivory – Community Care

Elderabuse
Adders
Contact a family
Disability Now
Headway
MS
Musc Dystrophy
NCIL ( National Centre for Independent Living )
Papworth Trust
Royal British Legion

The above groups were links on Disability Alliance site.

This is list of some MPs contacted to date

georgea@parliament.uk
browninga@parliament.uk
keeleyb@parliament.uk
williamsb@parliament.uk
graylingc@parliament.uk
havardd@parliament.uk
taylord@parliament.uk
camerond@parliament.uk
lepperd@parliament.uk
daviesdtc@parliament.uk
francish@parliament.uk
williamsh@parliament.uk
lucasi@parliament.uk
deanj@parliament.uk
hemmingj@parliament.uk
mcdonnellj@parliament.uk
morganj@parliament.uk
skelmersdaler@parliament.uk
jonesl@parliament.uk
evansn@parliament.uk
burstowp@parliament
hopep@parliament.uk
youngg@parliament.uk
webbs@parliament.uk
boswellt@parliament.uk
clarket@parliament.uk
baldryt@parliament.uk
cablev@parliament.uk
davidw@parliament.uk