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Disabled people ‘portrayed as scroungers’ by Government

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 11:57 -- nick

Disabled people ‘portrayed as scroungers’ by Government
 
06/02/2012

The focus on fraud as a reason to cut benefits and make the application process more stringent has caused more resentment and abuse targeted at disabled people, six major charities suggest.

The charities – Scope, Mencap, Leonard Cheshire Disability, National Autistic Society, RNIB and the Disability Allowance – have cited an increase in contacts concerning public taunts and disbelief of disabled people’s ability to work.

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