Act Now For Autism is a core group of people passionate about the future and well-being of children and adults with autism and associated conditions in the UK.
Act Now For Autism are campaigning against aspects of the Welfare Reform Bill, specifically the WCA, Work Programme and the impact of the changeover to Universal Credit and PIP. We are ardently campaigning for advocacy to be offered to anyone who has to have a face-to-face assessment.
ACT NOW (Autism Campaigners Together) is lobbying hard to ensure the voice of the autism community across the UK is heard by those in power during these difficult times. ACT NOW are lobbying hard for carers too as welfare reform and cuts to service provision is having a terrible impact on carers. Carers are often living close to breaking point, with very little sleep and often in poverty. Many are anxious and living in fear of looming changes and cuts, particularly the change to ESA and the WCA.
"Never doubt that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
There are 6 million carers across the UK, saving the economy billions in care costs. Many are caring for someone whilst trying to maintain a job away from their caring duties - we talk to people every day who find day to day life a frustrating struggle which results in them feeling isolated and depressed. We want the people in power to sit up and really listen.
Check out the Carers Week website for information about events and support in your area or follow them on Twitter all this week.
ACT NOW will keep MARCHING ON for Carers!
ACT NOW is 'Marching on'
We're all in this together,
Standing up for Autism.
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See our website for information about how to support our campaign.