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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said it was concerned about closures but failed to suggest any measures it was taking to address the concerns.
Concerns have continued to mount that DWP and its ministers took deliberate steps to cover up evidence of the fatal impact of the assessment on sick and disabled people.
It was the second time in five months that Sarah Newton has misled MPs in a House of Commons debate about the support provided to disabled people.
The government will not address the social care funding crisis until the end of next year, despite announcing billions of pounds a year extra for the NHS.
Urgent need for research into the hidden issue of disabled people’s organisations across the country that are being forced to close because of funding problems.
Nearly 1,200 people in just two years were taken to court for non-payment of these debts. More than 78,000 people have had debt management procedures started against them by their local authority over social care debts.
The level of reserves held by Motability Operations – at £2.4 billion – is “out of proportion to the risks it faces” and it calls on the company to cut its prices or make “very substantially higher charitable donations”.
DWP admitted that none of the bodies it set up to engage with disabled people and their organisations as part of its disability strategy had met in nearly a year.
Disabled people want a body that will not rest until it has brought about real change – not a body that has all the right words but not enough action.
Recently published 2016 Census statistics showed a 14% increase in overall homelessness in Australia since 2011.