Crippen looks at the latest round of government cuts in relation to Disabled people / 24 May 2010
Oh dear it's started. The slow but sure slide into a reduction in pretty well... well, everything!
Starting with the reduction in posts within the Civil Service, which means that whenever a Civil Servant leaves, they won't be replaced.
Now, as I understand it, the posts that have a higher rate of burn-out and staff turnaround are those in the front line of employment, welfare, benefits services, etc.
This means that the staff processing our applications for funding for support services, for example will gradually reduce leaving less people to do the actual work. This will inevitably have a knock on effect ... well, you remember what it was like under Thatcher I'm sure.
A reduction in the number of students being admitted to universities also has the Tory smell about it - a "Don't let the peasants get too educated. We'll have no one left to do the menial work" sort of smell. The list goes on.
And pretty well everything that is being cut, or being considered for cuts will have a direct impact on us crips. You'd better believe it!
For those of you who missed out on the Thatcher years, don't worry - here they come again!
I quite often get comments sent to old blog postings so it's well worth having a scroll back from time to time. One such comment has promted me to revist the issue of police brutality with regard to their handling of people who are experiencing mental distress. Next up folks ...
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