The following is an excerpt from a July 16, 2013 letter that I wrote to several UN officials:

One third of councils are having to deny help to disabled people in Britain because the provision of the discretionary housing payment (DHP) fund is insufficient. (The local authorities report their DHP expenditures to the Department for Work and Pensions at the end of each financial year.) I have written Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on two occasions requesting that the government exempt from eviction disabled people living in specially adapted properties. I continue to come across news stories of disabled people, living in specially adapted properties, who were either being refused Discretionary Housing Payments or under the threat of eviction. (This has been corroborated by research from UK disability campaigners 'We are Spartacus').

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