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West Sussex 'disability tax' - our protest is not going away

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Sarah Welch, West Sussex Socialist Party

Warrior Carers protested outside West Sussex County Hall on 15 September. We were protesting about the unfair client contribution, also known as the 'disability tax'.

It was well attended by parents and carers, who are extremely angry about this charge. Our banner against West Sussex County Council read: "WSCC benefit snatchers - DWP gives WSCC takes away"

The protest was an opportunity to show our disgust, and a real opportunity for parents and carers to connect, share stories and support each other. So many of us have felt isolated and alone.

The charge got people into debt, and has caused great hardship and misery. As carers our lives are already difficult, and this charge is the last straw.

The local press, including the BBC, covered our story. Our campaign is gathering momentum, and we are gaining confidence.

We will protest at the next health and social care committee on 26 November. We hope our numbers will increase, as our campaign gathers strength. We want to show the council we are not going to go away. We are here for the duration, and will fight this to the end.

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In The Socialist 22 September 2021:


What we think

Workers' politics won't come from Labour


News

Working class under attack

NHS workers reject 3% insult

Energy market chaos makes the case for nationalisation

Tory cuts to Universal Credit: we need a union fightback

Interview: Bakers' union to vote on Labour disaffiliation

Tax fraud could be over 20 billion annually

Life expectancy falls - a condemnation of capitalism


Feature

Socialists and the four-day week


Occupy

10 years since Occupy


Workplace news

End the teaching workload crisis

MOJ pay deal accepted - we demand 10%

Workers at 13 colleges to strike over pay

New strike dates in EMR guards dispute

Stop press: Sparks walk out

Oaks Park strikers call eleven days' more action


International

German general election


Campaigns

Unemployment, low pay, rip-off uni fees, climate change... Join the fight for Socialism

Yorkshire Youth Fight for Jobs relaunched

W Sussex 'disability tax' - protest not going away

Fighting evictions in Cornwall

Leeds taxi drivers and disabled passengers unite to fight station changes

Socialist Students: Youth lit up when they saw us

York: Non-binary and trans rights protest


Readers' opinion

TV Review - Help: Heart-wrenching portrayal of Covid care home crisis

Gleision mine deaths: Still fighting for justice

Corbyn had a social care plan

Who pays for the climate crisis?

Famine in Madagascar


 

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Disability:

triangleEnd service cuts and care charges

triangleBrighton Socialist Party: Disability, neurodivergency, and the left

triangleCapitalism discriminates against us - Disabled people fighting for our rights

triangleCripTales: A painful reflection of a system that pits us against each other

triangleCapitalism cause of disproportionate disabled deaths and isolation

Tax:

trianglePay NHS and care staff to address worker shortages

trianglePandora leaks put capitalism in the dock

triangleTax fraud could be over 20 billion annually

triangleWorking class under attack

Sussex:

triangleW. Sussex children's centres on the chopping block

triangleSussex: Hands off Peacehaven schools

triangleNationalisation is answer to Southern Water cover up

Protest:

triangleBiggest protest yet to save Stratford Circus

triangleArms fair: Hundreds of protesters defy police 'dispersal zone'

Carers:

triangleSocial care funding needed now

Council:

triangleFighting the cuts at the ballot box in Liverpool

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