Looby came to keep Coo company and off I set with mum!
We made the trip with some members of my wee Carers Group and it was a good day!
There weren't many of us - everyone's not so lucky and I'm really glad to have, our SDS (Self Directed Support) care package in place. I have access to respite and can use it to do things that are important for me...Things like today for one!
Carers and disabled people seldom protest or march - I guess we just don't have the energy to take on the officials but this time it's different - we can't afford not to!
The 'Bedroom Tax' will have a massive negative impact on Carers and disabled people alike. Most are just not in a secure enough financial position to pay the additional rent bills and like Coo and I can't move to a smaller property as the house has been adapted to help cope with the disability!
Where it all will end nobody really knows but I do hope the authorities begin to listen as for Carers and people with disabilities, this is one of the most damaging pieces of legislation, government has ever introduced.
Sadly, I have a feeling the fight is just beginning, wish us some luck as we surely need it!