There’s now a month to go before the end of the Government’s consultation on the Disability Living Allowance, which – as a glance at our preceding blogs will prove – has already proven controversial. To mark the day, The Broken of Britain (an online forum for people with disabilities and their supporters) has launched a blogswarm named One Month Before Heartbreak.
What’s a blogswarm? Essentially it’s an action where as many people and organisations blog on the same topic as possible, meaning that collectively we all have a louder voice than we do alone. This is both essential and timely, in the same week that a report (backed by United Response) proved that a cut to the DLA mobility component would reduce the independence of thousands of disabled people.
That report has already led to headlines everywhere from The Times to The Guardian to the New Statesman, but it’s still not enough. We all need to prove to the Government just how many people are concerned about this cut, and today’s blogswarm is a chance to prove that.
If you write a blog, why not write an entry and make our message even stronger? If you don’t write a blog, maybe the next three days are a good time to start. Try www.blogger.com and join in with the action.
Jaime Gill, head of press and public affairs.