1 in 6 of us has a disability, and any one of us could need social security at any time in our lives.
We all want to believe that social security measures are in place so that we will get the support we need if sickness or disability means we can’t work, or that we need money to cope with the extra costs we might face. In the UK we are very lucky to have a system that is intended to offer this kind of support.
However, our combined knowledge, experience and direct contact with millions of disabled individuals and carers, has shown us that the system is not currently up to task. It is failing to adequately meet the needs of many disabled people who rely on it.