"I feel like they've sold disabled people down the river because they've just washed their hands of all their responsibilities to disabled people in Wales and passed it on to unreliable local authorities.
"We don't know what's going to happen at the moment, but if we look at what happened in England then it's not really encouraging, because a lot of disabled people in England have had their out-of-care [funding] cut.
"All I can see for the future is yet more fighting and I feel like that Welsh Labour have totally let us down.
"I'm just scared, I'm just frightened of what the future holds.
"Obviously I'm going to get worse and I'm needing increased support to live independently.
"I'm involved in the local community quite a lot at the moment and I want to continue that as much as I can but without adequate support I won't be able to.
"I don't want to be solely vegetating in a care home. I wouldn't like that at all. I feel if that happened I would be isolated and secluded and just generally cut off from the rest of society."
"I think if that assurance was given by the Welsh Government to individuals and their families it would help remove some of the fear that people have that they may lose their ability to live independently in the community,"
"The decision to transfer support for former ILF recipients in Wales to local authorities was based on advice from a stakeholder advisory group which included recipient and local government representatives, including Disability Wales.Did this decision come
"The introduction of a transitional period of two years in which to agree and put in place future support packages for recipients was a direct result of that group's advice.
"For 2017-18 funding will be provided to local authorities via a specific grant as now. No decision has yet been taken as to how funding with be provided to them in 2018-19.
"Early discussions are planned with local government representatives for next year around the most effective arrangements beyond 2018-19 to financially support authorities to underpin future arrangements."
up in the agreed budget Labour and Plaid? Or is this a separate decision?
We need to see the "stakeholder" (whatever that is ) advise. and we need to answers to a number f questions.
- Why is deemed better to pass this on to local authorities ?
- Will it be more efficient and claims dealt with earlier?
- Will there be a "Post Code Lottery" as councils set different criteria?
- Will the be any difference in the amount payable by different councils. or will the Welsh Government dedicate a maximum or minimum expenditure per recipient
As someone who believes in decentralised socialism I normally like to see powers devolved further in Wales but this seems to be the Welsh Government copying Westminster passing the buck to local Authorities.
It may be that this will work and those in need of help, but at the moment I can't see it.