And so the war on the disabled continues.
From today’s Independent:
“The DWP has moved further to examine cutting a scheme that helps disabled people into work – just hours after the Conservatives won the election.
The fund helps people and employers cover costs of disabilities that might be a barrier to work. The biggest single users of the fund are people who have difficulty seeing and people who have difficulty hearing.
A policy document originally quietly announced in March suggests capping the £108m Access to Work fund.
An impact assessment of the policy was released on the day the general election results.
“[Spending] has risen significantly over the past five years … One of the significant strategic questions we face is how to establish the right balance between the need to support as many disabled people as possible and what it is reasonable to offer individual users,” the assessment…
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