We are concerned that disabled children at the age of 16 will be treated as adults under the new Personal Independence Payments (PIP). We believe that all those under 18 years old are children and should be treated as such in the reform of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and introduction of PIP.

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Ellen Broome, Sam Royston,
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Nowhere to turn

Our report reveals that money given to local authorities to replace the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) Social Fund has almost been halved compared to equivalent spending since 2010. It also shows that almost two-thirds of local authorities are no longer providing interest-free emergency loans through their replacement schemes. We fear this could drive vulnerable families deeper into debt, as they are forced to turn to loan sharks and high cost money lenders.

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July 2013
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