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St Paul's says 'we care' about support for the disabled
25 June 2013
The Britain Cares campaign, led by Scope, is calling on people across the country to show that the nation cares about disabled people and their right to the essential support needed to live their lives.
This week, St Paul's showed its commitment to the pursuit of disability rights as the Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Reverend David Ison, said "we care".
"However, from the evidence it appears likely that the threshold for access to care support for disabled people has been set too high, in order to keep expenditure down, in a way which is adversely affecting disabled people of working age, including those who are able and willing to work but are struggling to get the support they need in order to contribute to our economic life.
"Please will you work to ensure that as part of the spending review in government, the needs of disabled people are properly funded to enable adequate provision of social care?"