Miranda Evans, policy and programmes manager for Disability Wales (DW) told DNS:"The sharp increase in disability poverty is very concerning indeed. Many would put this down to welfare reform and the cuts to disability benefits. However, because JRF does not take into account ‘disability costs benefits’ like PIP in calculating the rates of disability poverty, this tells us that this increase is not solely down to welfare reform. We cannot simply point to cuts in disability benefits as being the cause in Wales. Much more must be done to address the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people. The lack of flexible, well-paid job opportunities is a barrier for many disabled people."
South Wales Socialist Party Branch
Saturday, 14 April
12:00pm - 2:00pm
29 Park Place,
Cardiff CF10 3BA