‘This is our country, this is what the government are doing: targeting the vulnerable’, says Charlotte’s mother

A succinct and accurate portrayal of what Universal Credit is, who it’s for and its detrimental effects.

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Caroline Austinsays: “This is Charlotte, my daughter, who has severe multiple sclerosis. She cant walk. She has a catheter, she can’t hold anything. She can’t feed herself, she’s weak. She has days where she can hardly talk or breathe properly. She is heat sensitive, the list goes on.

“I want as many people to see this …. universal credit has not given Charlotte any money since 29th September, despite me telling them [DWP] how severely disabled she is … even if she gets her money, she still will lose the severe disability allowance of £120.00 per month. I have…

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