Protest action against disability benefit cuts
CAMPAIGNERS' protests about disability benefit cuts found support on the streets of Stroud.
The demonstrations in the High Street on Saturday morning, and previously outside the Job Centre, were very worthwhile, said multiple sclerosis sufferer Helen Prynne.
"People were interested and mainly supportive," said Ms Prynne, 42, who's herself in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.
"I'd love to go out to work but it is finding something suitable."
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The demos were arranged by Stroud Against the Cuts which is actively opposing NHS reforms.
The action was timed to coincide with the opening of the Paralympic Games and was sparked by French IT firm Atos's sponsorship of those games.
Atos is contracted by the Government to assess claimants for sickness and disability benefits but has been criticised by disabled groups for its controversial work capability assessments.
"The Paralympics is an event at which people with disabilities show how well they can perform when they have the opportunity and support," said Ms Prynne.
"At the same time as Atos Healthcare is sponsoring this event it is taking benefits and support away from people with disabilities and making it harder for them to live to their full potential."