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Readers' Letters

Lifeline cut

PUBLISHED: 17:18 01 December 2010

In the comprehensive spending review, the Chancellor announced that the government would be removing the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for those people who live in residential care homes.

Disability charities and organisations, such as Mencap, are all very concerned that, as an unintended consequence of this proposal, many people with a learning disability will no longer be able to afford to go out and meet with friends and families, participate in external social activities and engage with their local communities. Without this vital lifeline, many disabled people in residential care will lose much of their independence. – Leroy Binns, Tollington Place, N4.


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