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A new report
has been published today by The Hardest Hit (link opens
in a new window), a coalition of over 90 disability charities
and organisations, which highlights the impact of the Government's
welfare cuts and reforms on disable people, including those with
mental health problems.
The Tipping Point (link opens in a new window PDF file size
2.13MB) brings together a survey of over 4,500 disabled people,
a poll of more than 350 independent welfare advisers, and more than
50 in-depth interviews with disabled people with varying conditions
The report reveals:
Commenting on the report, Mind Chief Executive Paul Farmer
"It is vital that more people know about the impact of cuts and
changes to welfare and benefits on disabled people, including large
numbers of people with mental health problems.
"This report clearly demonstrates both that the current system
is not working fairly and effectively, and that changes that are
due to come in soon are likely to make things even worse for
"I hope that the Government pays close attention to this report
and reconsiders the direction of travel they have chosen for
welfare and disability."
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