61% of people affected by the social housing size criteria, commonly known as the Bedroom tax, are disabled or have a long term illness or health problem. Download our Welfare Reform factsheet.
The poorest in society are being hit the hardest by changes to tax, social security and public spending reforms, and are set to lose 10% of their income. The Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals the effect of tax and welfare reforms since 2010 in a new report.
Based on the experiences of Deaf and Disabled people we believe that sanctions are destructive and they drive Deaf and Disabled people further away from being able to find employment. We recommend that Deaf and Disabled people are no longer sanctioned.
On Monday 7th November 2016 the United Nations published findings of an inquiry concluding that there is reliable evidence of grave or systematic violations of the rights of disabled people in the UK as a result of welfare reforms.
Inclusion London believes that a new assessment should be co-designed with Deaf and Disabled people . In our response we put forward suggestions to contribute to the discussion and to indicate some fundamental principles regarding the assessment. Read on for the full response…