|Eyes off the foot...just sellotape a leaf on.ok..|
And these stereotypes are having a real impact. A survey from Contact a Family showed that 70% of respondents felt the stigma of claiming disability benefits for their child has increased in the last two years. There is an 'us' and 'them' rhetoric that has stealthily and steadily crept into public consciousness. There are some who would call it an act of masterful misdirection. A PR trick of the highest order. I'm not sure if it is that deliberate. But there is no doubt that the families of disabled children have felt the stinging depth of cuts to public services, particularly local authority services. Yet they are perceived by many as somehow privileged.
So if you're offering…mines an artisan beer (clown trousers optional).