Coalition legacy leaves disabled 12 year old unable to attend school
Today, Motability are celebrating their 40th anniversary. They provide adapted vehicles to disabled people and their families to facilitate independence, greater control, and the ability to participate more in society. The Queen is their patron and is hosting anniversary celebrations today at Windsor Castle to recognise the contribution Motability makes to so many families. Thousands of disabled people and their families have benefitted from the Motability scheme, including many in Southwark.
Sadly, however, the means to access Motability was severely damaged under the Coalition. Disabled people access Motability through Disability Living Allowance. The Lib Dem/Tory Coalition decided to axe this vital help for 500,000 disabled people. Today, I discovered that a local 12 year old disabled girl’s family are losing their car as a result of this policy. Her mum will be unable to take her to school. This is the legacy of the Coalition and sadly my opponent in the 8th June election voted for all the cuts IDS imposed without considering their effect on local people.
Anyone who wants a fair welfare and support system for disabled people and their families should be backing Labour on 8th June.