Hopefully, over the last month, I've made it a little clearer just how a chronic illness affects me, my partner, my children, my parents and my friends. I think most would conclude I won't be getting a job any time soon and limiting my benefits to a year would simply be a step so regressive, we should hang our heads in shame.
This wonderful template letter from Carer Watch explains in excellent detail why the changes to ESA and DLA are wrong.
It won't take very long to click "print," put it in an envelope and send it to your MP. Alternatively, copy and paste it and email it to him or her.
You can read my blog, you can sympathise, you can comment, but I didn't start writing it for any of those reasons. I started writing it to change this whole ridiculous system of benefits and assessment, and I won't do that unless we take real action. Unless you take real action.
Please, please do this. From whatever party, tell your MP that it just isn't acceptable in our society to make these changes.
I've said it before and I'll keep saying it. We can change. we can post these letters, we can come together in a voice so loud that all three political parties shake. Millions of sick and disabled people and their carers and their friends and their families can simply refuse this.