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Keep Andrew Knowlman out and about during his advanced stages of Motor Neurone Disease

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Andrew Knowlman has suffered from Motor Neurone Disease for the past three years.  Although wheelchair-bound, utterly immobile and fed through a peg into his stomach, he is as mentally alert as anyone could hope to be.  He is in full-time residential care.  A specially adapted minivan enables him to maintain active parenting by visiting his kids' school and take trips to local places where he can feel the wind on his face, see the sun in the trees and smell the blossom in the air.  In the final stages of his life, for Andrew this is the best it gets to feeling alive!

Because Department for Work and Pensions' commitment that "disabled people in residential care will continue to receive any mobility component of PIP" excludes people in continuing care, Andrew is losing his minivan IN 3 WEEKS (Friday 9th March).  As well as being heartless, in view of the recent court ruling on the inequalities in the application of PIP, this is a highly questionable position to take and needs to be urgently reconsidered.  Help Andrew and others like him to retain their one last lifeline to normality by signing this petition.



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