In a bold escalation of the campaign against this vicious move, the protesters are currently establishing a camp for independent living, Campaigners want to draw attention to this Government’s treatment of severely disabled people who depend on the ILF to lead independent lives.
The camp is being organised by Disabled People Against Cuts with backing from Occupy and UK Uncut and comes after over three years campaigning against the closure of the ILF, a move which has already been found illegal in the Appeal Court. Disabled people’s organisations have warned that shutting down the fund is likely to lead to some people being forced to live in institutions due to local council cutbacks.
The camp will help build for an Independence Day protest on July 4th which could see the biggest demonstration yet outside the Department of Work and Pensions. Meet at 2pm outside the DWP, Caxton House, Tothill Street, SW1
In the meantime those at the Abbey have called on people to come down and support the occupation, and help spread the word!
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