Received from Paul Swann , Disability Wales

Actions for consideration

DW supports the e-petition set up by Pat Onions, another independent disability campaigner and carer, which calls upon the coalition government to “Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families”. The petition now has over 30,000 signatures but many more are needed if is to have a significant impact.

DW encourages all third sector organisations and the people they represent to actively support and promote this e-petition.

The e-petition can be accessed here

DW also urges third sector organisations to consider approaching the DWP to seek an invitation to the PIP Implementation Development Group meetings in London, and/or to a series of DWP Customer Representative Group meetings to be held in Merthyr Tydfil during April 2012 – January 2013.

For further information about these meetings please contact either:

Paul Swann paul.swann@disabilitywales.org or Miranda French miranda.french@disabilitywales.org

see DW  Paul Swann – Welfare Reform Bill campaign update