The situation for disabled people in the UK just got worse
It looks like it's going from bad to worse for disabled people in the UK as the government continues in their effort to motivate people to get a job by reducing the amount of support they receive.
Cuts have been put through to the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). The ESA payment has been reduced from £103 a week down to £73. Which is a fair sum of money to cut from the benefit. With a recent article reporting that 28% of 500 people surveyed who receive the benefit were unable to afford food while on the benefit. There is going to be some tough times ahead.
- Heather Maddox