Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Doing the right thing on Disability Living Allowance – Cllr Norah Fisher

Norah Fisher with fellow Cllr Hazel Thorpe at the weekly surgery in Tarring

Commenting on the announcement that the Coalition Government is to drop plans to remove the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance from people in residential care homes,

Worthing Lib Dem deputy group leader, Cllr Norah Fisher, herself a wheel-chair user said:

“I am delighted that after months of pressure these proposals have finally been dropped.

“Liberal Democrats have consistently opposed these plans, which would have cut a vital lifeline for many disabled people, and the Party passed a conference motion earlier this year calling for the decision to be overturned.

“Today’s announcement ensures that the Coalition Government is doing the right thing by protecting 80,000 people, including many disabled children, who would have lost the mobility support that allows them to lead active and independent lives.”

The Liberal Democrat Spring Conference Motion on Disability Living Allowance can be found at