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Ditch disability benefits cuts

Parkinson's UK Protest at Houses of Parliament on budget day to save ESA

People with Parkinson's rely on financial support to stay independent and in control.

We are campaigning to stop harmful disability benefits cuts and changes from impacting people with Parkinson's.

Fighting for a fairer assessment system

In March 2016 the new Work and Pensions secretary, Stephen Crabb, announced that there were no further plans to make welfare savings in this parliament.

This is a fantastic success due in part to our campaigning, alongside other charities.

However, we will continue to campaign for a fairer assessment system for disability benefits that really understands Parkinson's. And ensure that future changes to the benefits system do not negatively impact people with the condition, or their carers.

Keeping an eye on Attendance Allowance

The Government announced at the start of the year that they want to give responsibility for the Attendance Allowance to local councils in England.

Attendance Allowances is the disability benefit for older people, who are aged 65 or older.

It's used to help pay for things like taxis to hospital appointments, home help or to help pay for social care.

Attendance Allowance benefits around 40,000 people with Parkinson's.

Devolving Attendance Allowance could mean a postcode lottery, where some people get access to the benefit in future, while others lose out.

We need your experience of claiming Attendance Allowance to help inform our future campaign against these proposals.

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