20 Jun 2011

In an article in The Observer this weekend, our Chief Executive, Bob Reitemeier, spoke about how the controversial welfare reforms will plunge thousands of families below the poverty line.

100,000 reasons to rethink this policy

'This cut threatens to push many disabled children back below the poverty line,' he said 'With 100,000 children affected by this, there are 100,000 reasons to rethink this policy.'

These reforms will also cut benefit for 450,000 disabled tenants in social housing.

You can read the article in full on the Guardian website.

Cuts to financial support for 100,000 disabled children under the Universal Credit

For further information about the cuts and how they will affect disabled children and their familes, please download our briefing document, prepared by our Policy team.

If you have any questions about this briefing, please contact Sam Royston, Poverty and Early Years Policy Adviser to The Children’s Society sam.royston@childrenssociety.org.uk