The The Tipping Point brings together a survey of over 4,500 disabled people, a poll of more than 350 independent welfare advisers, and more than 50 in-depth interviews with disabled people with varying conditions and impairments.
The report reveals some shocking statistics:
- 8 in 10 disabled people claim losing their Disability Living Allowance (DLA) would drive them into isolation, and would leave them struggling to manage their condition.
- 9 in 10 fear that losing DLA would be detrimental to their health
- More than three-quarters said their health got worse as a result of the stress caused by their Work Capability Assessment (WCA) for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Nearly 9 in 10 welfare advisers said the constant reassessments for benefits are damaging people’s health
- 9 in 10 welfare advisers said that too many disabled people are slipping through the net and are left without adequate support by the welfare system.