GMWRAG is disturbed to note that in a week in which the government has decided too many people are getting PIP because they, er, need help, we are now faced with what The Guardian has called “one of the biggest reallocations of public resources in 25 years” with a proposal that has been mooted repeatedly in recent years finally coming out into the light. This would see responsibility for Attendance Allowance moving from the DWP to local authorities.
This has been mentioned previously in the interim report from the Commission on the future of health and social care in England but this has suddenly become a lot more real.
As we all know the general trend of closing down the DWP and privatising what it is left has not exactly worked well with either the Independent Living Fund or the rise in food banks as local welfare assistance schemes have fallen short.
GMWRAG therefore wanted to give members a heads up on what now looks like a full frontal assault on disability benefits. How long before the long awaited review of DLA for children?Follow @GMWRAGtweets