‘Disabled Scots give up food to pay bedroom tax’

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SOME disabled people in Scotland are choosing to go without food, heating and clothes as they try to compensate for the bedroom tax, according to a report.

Disability charity Capability Scotland has also found that councils will pay the price of the new legislation with the cost of home aids and adaptations 
potentially going to waste.

The research will be submitted to the Scottish affairs committee in Westminster for its consideration into the impact of the changes to housing benefits which were introduced in April.

Dana O’Dwyer, chief executive of Capability Scotland, said: “It’s blatantly obvious that the UK government has not thought this reform through properly.

“We are facing a situation where people are being forced out of homes which have been specifically adapted to meet their needs.

“We hope that the Scottish affairs committee will consider this report carefully and do everything in its power to mitigate the effects of this appalling ‘tax’.”