The DLA mobility component - tell us your story
Following Wednesday’s comprehensive spending review we’ve been overwhelmed with concerns about cuts to the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance for people in residential care.
For thousands of people with a learning disability the DLA mobility component is a lifeline, providing the money to see their family, take part in activities and live an independent life.
Without the mobility allowance many people with a learning disability will be stuck in their homes and excluded from society.
We’re urgently asking for more information from government about how this will affect people with a learning disability. And we’re also talking with other charities and organisations about what we can do about it.
We’ve heard dozens of stories already from people about how this cut will affect them and we want to collect as many as possible.
So please tell us below what how this cut will affect you or someone you know. In particular, we’d like to know what you spend the allowance on and the journeys you’ll need to do without if this cut goes ahead.
We’ll then give your stories to disabilities minister Maria Miller, so she can see for herself what this cut will really mean for people with a learning disability.