Mind is fighting cuts to disability benefits, with the Hardest Hit campaign
Disabled people and their families will be hit hardest. Their everyday lives depend on support that is under threat.
We've teamed up with over 50 other organisations to run the Hardest Hit campaign, for fairness for disabled people in a climate of fear, triggered by cuts to services, resources and support across a range of sectors.
Our new report, 'The Tipping Point', exposes the impact of cuts and changes to benefits and welfare on disabled people. Changes planned soon are likely to make things even worse for disabled people.
Email your MP to let them know how welfare reform is hitting you hard.
On Wednesday 11 May 2011, we marched in Westminster for the Hardest Hit. Mind staff from the national charity and local Minds around the country, along with Mind's Chief Executive and Directors, joined those whose benefits and mental health services are in danger of being cut (in some cases, by exponential amounts).
This march and the Hardest Hit campaign is about safeguarding the future for disabled people.- says Mind CEO Paul Farmer in his blog about the campaign.
On 22 October 2011, disabled people, their families and friends took to the streets in cities across the UK protesting against Government cuts to disability benefits and services.
2012 week of action
Throughout the Hardest Hit week of action (22-26 October 2012), there will be lots of ways to get involved.
Join the campaign by contacting your MP, sending an email to your local newspaper or taking action online using Twitter.
here may also be a local event happening near you.