• CP related,  depression,  disability,  DLA,  Family,  incontinence,  my flat,  Uncategorized,  wheelchair

    >My submission to the consultation on DLA reform

    > I am lifelong disabled. Always have been and always will be.  Specifically I have cerebral palsy (CP) and use a wheelchair 95% of the time.  I’m able to stand and take a couple of steps, enough solely to move between bed, wheelchair, toilet, powerchair etc.  I also have clinical depression and anxiety.  This was not caused by my physical disability but is made much worse by it.  I was diagnosed with this in 2003 and have been on treatment for it almost continually since then.  I have many concerns about DLA reform. As someone who is lifelong disabled I’ve been in receipt of DLA at the rate of Middle…