May 24, 2012 by BritishForcesNews
Forces families Armed forces families coping with disability have been left disappointed at a conference attended by the Minister for Disabled People.
Maria Miller said her door was always open but she gave no reassurance to those worried about cuts to their benefits at the Forces Additional Needs and Disability Conference.
She talked about the support being given to injured service personnel from Afghanistan. However families here wanted to hear about what will be done for those coping with a disability, disabled child or partner.
Housing and adaptations to housing topped the list of worries at the conference. Families who are expected to move house in the forces are still struggling to get houses made suitable for special needs.
They have started a tri-service survey to pass on to the chain of command in the hope military homes can be adapted for special needs more effectively.