The WOW Petition, signed by over 104,000 people, called for a cumulative impact assessment of all cuts to support to disabled people and carers. The debate and vote on the 27th February 2014, the first in history called by sick, disabled people and carers was successful, but since then the Government have failed to honour their side after misrepresenting the position of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who actually believe it is possible to produce an accurate analysis of how the cuts have been targeted at sick and disabled people and their carers.
Now, more than ever an assessment into the scale of the cuts needs to be completed to quantify, whenever possible, the human cost of the first round of cuts, before further cuts can be even contemplated. The news of some leaked documents,explaining further horrendous cuts to carers and sick & disabled people, have left them terrified of what is going to happen. We would have thought it imperative that any government respecting human rights would check the consequences of the cuts disabled people and carers have already endured, before imposing further draconian cuts.