The Rob George Foundation Chairman and Trustee, Philip George, was recently interviewed on Talk Radio to give his first hand account of Rob’s abysmal experience of the benefits system and to support the Marie Curie Scrap 6 months campaign.
Please take the time to listen to Philip and once you even start to comprehend what Rob and his family had to endure, you can quickly grasp why the RGF is delighted to be supporting the Marie Curie Scrap 6 months campaign. At present, applicants for benefits who have life-threatening illnesses are only fast tracked if they can prove that they have only six months or less to live. Since 2013, no less than 17000 people (including Rob!) have died whilst waiting for their application for Personal Independence Payment to be considered.
Equally shocking is the fact that 60% of people living with a terminal illness rely on benefits. Government figures show that at least 10 people a day die while waiting for a benefits decision.
You can hear the interview at https://talkradio.co.uk/radio/listen-again/1575378000
(Click on the 14:00-14:30 segment and 19mins 25 seconds)
Marie Curie are currently asking members of the public to email their local election candidates and ask them to pledge support for the campaign: www.mariecurie.org.uk/election.” Please help us to make a difference and support this campaign.