LETTER: Disgraceful plight of the vulnerable

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I write to express my shock and anger at the welfare report in the March 19th edition of the County Times. The article highlights the plight of sick and disabled people who have been switched from Employment and Support Allowance onto Job Seekers Allowance. People are being left in severe financial difficulties and reliant on food banks as a result.

A third of the 8,500 people who sought help from Sussex CABs in 2014 had been left without money while waiting for a decision.

The County Times was right to report on this serious issue. The Coalition Government must answer for this disgraceful situation and for its callous attitude towards sick and disabled people in the forthcoming election.

JACKY LITTLE

Rushams Road, Horsham