The Hardest Hit - 22nd October 2011Defending disabled people's futures
On 22nd October, disabled people, their families and friends took to the streets again, this time in 12 cities across the country to protest against Government cuts to disability benefits and services. The protests took place to mark the one year anniversary of the Comprehensive Spending Review which revealed the Government’s intention to slash public spending. They were extremely well attended and attracted a lot of media coverage, which you can see here. The events on 22nd October follow the sucess of 11 May, where thousands of disabled people marched through Westminster and past Parliament to make sure that disabled people had their voices heard on key issues like the plans to reform Disability Living Allowance and cuts to social care services. This short film gives you a flavour of the event on May 11th:
The Hardest Hit is supported by a huge number of different disability organisations from the UK Disabled People's Council and Disability Benefits Consortium, including Leonard Cheshire Disability.