Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and Transport For All will be holding a day of action on June 19th aimed at the lack of accessible public transport and the brutal upcoming cuts to disablity benefits.
The Government are planning to cut vital benefits from 20% of disabled people, leaving hundreds of thousands of people no longer able to afford care, specialist equipment or transportation costs. The protest will highlight the lack of accessible transport and how these cuts will force disabled people out of the workplace and trap people in their homes.
Andy Greene, a member of DPAC’s steering group and one of the organisers of next month’s action, said: “People will be forced [by the DLA cuts] back onto a public transport system which doesn’t really cater for their needs.
“We will be exercising our right to use public transport, a system that we are told is accessible, so let’s put that to the test.”
DPAC will be asking activists to attend a lobby at the House of Commons in the afternoon (time tbc), and then travel by bus to the Confederation of Passenger Transport, the umbrella body for all European bus companies in Covent Garden area.
For those not wishing to attend the lobby meet at 4pm either outside House of Parliament visitor entrance or at Abingdon Street bus stop, next to Victoria Tower and more or less opposite College Green.
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