In January, we went to Downing Street to hand in our open letter, signed by more than 21,000 people, demanding the UK Government change unfair PIP assessments. The letter highlights some of our concerns with PIP, including uninformed assessors, inaccurate reports and excessively complex forms. Our Downing Street team was made up of people from our Campaigns Team and our wider MS community - including our MS Society Ambassador Janis Winehouse, who has secondary progressive MS, and campaigner Ashley Arundale, who has relapsing remitting MS.
Janis Winehouse said:
“I’m here today to support the people living with MS whose voices still aren’t being heard. Some of my closest friends have been through the exhausting and demoralising process of claiming PIP, and it can’t go on any longer.”
PIP must change
Last year saw 8,000 of us email the then Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, calling for the 20 metre rule to be scrapped.
Now, more than 21,000 of us have come together to demand a PIP process we can trust.
We won’t stop campaigning to make PIP make sense. Visit our website here to get involved with our campaign.
Contact: Campaigns Team