“It’s just the constant worry,” #CostOfLivingCrisis in #Pboro

“It’s just the constant worry,” #CostOfLivingCrisis in #Pboro

A report by the BBC, says the government understands “the pressures” faced by families on tighter budgets and is taking action.

“Well whatever they are doing, I personally do not know what it is, and I guarantee it’s not enough!”

I mean, the rising cost of living is a pain in the rear for most of us, but imagine the impact on families of children with disabilities, who’s fuel and energy bills were already higher than for most others?

A Peterborough parent

A fully qualified Registered Mental Health Nurse, who cares for her autistic daughter, Nazreen Bibi told the BBC, “It’s just the constant worry. It’s not just one thing – it’s the cost of fuel, the cost of bills, the cost of food and the rising council tax.”

Commenting on the Governments claims of action, Ms Bibi, said, “It’s just putting a plaster on it, it doesn’t solve the problem.”

My thoughts

I find the approach of the Tory Government to be disgusting, and its been that way for a decade!

People with disabilities have been hit the hardest, with previous reports showing 46% of all those who moved from old system DLA to Personal Independence Payments (PIP) lost out financially!

In 2019, the Daily Mirror reported some 351,000 former DLA claimants had payments stopped altogether after PIP was launched in 2013 and another 306,000 people had payments decreased!

And yet, here in Peterborough, we have a Tory MP, who’s been claiming £1500 a month on expenses to pay for his rent, has claimed hundreds of pounds for his petrol and enjoyed a £2000 pay rise, just a few weeks ago!

Something seriously needs to change …..

To read the full BBC article, simply visit here!

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