Join us in The Hardest Hit campaign

The Government's Budget announcement today continues to drive forward with its plans to reduce the number of people claiming benefits.

We're concerned that people affected by Parkinson's may no longer be able to receive the financial support they're entitled to if they incur extra costs due to their condition. Many people affected by Parkinson's have told us about their experiences, which have been included in a Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) report (PDF file) published today - so thank you to all of those who responded.

We're a member of the Disability Benefits Consortium which is a national coalition of over 40 different charities and other organisations. Today's report highlights the issues faced by disabled people and those with long-term conditions such as Parkinson's, their experiences of the benefits system and the impact of proposed reforms.

We've also joined The Hardest Hit campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the impact cuts to benefits will have on disabled people. People affected by Parkinson's can get involved in a number of ways:

To find out more about other ways that we're lobbying on this issue, visit our disability benefits campaign page.

If you'd like to share your experiences of the benefits system with us, get in touch on 020 7963 9307 or email

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