This rant from Johnny Void says everything I want to say. Please read it as it aptly sums up what is happening and is going to happen to disabled folk in the UK.
"Paralympian medal winners and war veterans may find themselves stripped of benefits and abandoned to lives of poverty and homelessness under the Government’s brutal disability benefit reforms."
"The UK Paralympic Team may be surprised that the Government seems to think they have been ‘festering’ in the run up to the Olympics. Far more concerning however will be the changes to DLA [disability living allowance] which may see many of them stripped of benefits after the tournament is over. People claiming out of work benefits due to sickness or disability have been told that being able to watch an episode of Eastenders indicates that they might be fit for work and ineligible for benefits. It is quite likely that Paralympians may find their sporting achievements used as evidence against them to cut benefit payments."
Number of disabled people losing benefits may top one million