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TOPIC: Chance to speak to Reporter about DLA Reform Help

Chance to speak to Reporter about DLA Reform Help 7 years 8 months ago #42272

It looks like i am going to have the chance to talk to a reporter with regards the goverments idea on DLA reform, but i have not been to well recentley and have not really looked at this issue much, apart from thinking it is a bad idea which will not be to helpful to say to a reporter without being able to back up why i think it is a bad idea, HELP anyone who has had the chance and got some information, facts or constructive thoughts agruments or links so i can start doing my research but dont have long will probally only have till saturday lunch time to do it,as meeting them saturday afternooon.

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Re:Chance to speak to Reporter about DLA Reform Help 7 years 8 months ago #42277

  • RachelPotter
Hi Storm, a good place to start would be this forum.

If you put DLA into the 'search forum' facility above, you will gain much fact, opinion and speculation!

Good luck,
Rachel

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Re:Chance to speak to Reporter about DLA Reform Help 7 years 8 months ago #42281

  • Bad Back Bill
Hi Storm,
there's information in the members area news with regard to proposed changes from DLA to PIP it may be best to take a few notes and concentrate upon how the changes will possible effect You as to generalisation and being drawn into political commentary.
The personal story is always more heart wrenching than a list of facts figures and hopefully will receive more sympathetic media coverage.

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Re:Chance to speak to Reporter about DLA Reform Help 7 years 8 months ago #42287

  • Survivor
Just a thought - you might want to mention uncertainty. It's difficult for anyone, let alone you as an ordinary disabled person, to know what is going to happen, except that fewer people will get PIP than DLA. You could then say why you need DLA - the personal story like Bill suggests.

However, it all depends on how much time you have. Can you ask the reporter that up front?

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Re:Chance to speak to Reporter about DLA Reform Help 7 years 8 months ago #42307

Bad Back Bill wrote:

Hi Storm,
there's information in the members area news with regard to proposed changes from DLA to PIP it may be best to take a few notes and concentrate upon how the changes will possible effect You as to generalisation and being drawn into political commentary.
The personal story is always more heart wrenching than a list of facts figures and hopefully will receive more sympathetic media coverage.


Hi Bill,

I agree. At the moment plans to change DLA to PIP is currently only a proposal, and currently under consultation.

I'd be very wary to speak to a reporter, except to point out how the person's quality of life and the financial implications if they were to lose their DLA and not qualify for PIP.

We don't know enough about PIP in my opinion to give definitive information to a reporter, and we all know how the press, both national and local can report things out of context.

For what it's worth :unsure:

Jim

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