DISTURBINGLY it's not only local authorities and private care home owners that are evicting disabled, frail and vulnerable people.
Apparently, national charitable disability organisations, who are supposed to represent the best interest of the disabled, are now getting in on this cruel and horrendous act.
Scope, which provides homes for people with cerebral palsy, wants to evict its 11 tenants to sell the flats it owns in the posh Cyncoed area of Cardiff, enabling them to sell the valuable land, where houses are currently selling for £1m each.
One of the residents has lived in his flat for 26 years and Scope suggested he move 144 miles away to Milton Keynes, where he doesn't know anyone and doesn't want to live.
I have taken this matter up with Cherie Blair, who is a patron of Scope, and I await her response to my appeal that she use her influence to prevent these shameful evictions.
I have brought Mrs Blair's attention to the front page of the November 2003 issue of Disability Times - circulated to every MP and Peer - where profoundly disabled wheelchair-bound people gathered in London to protest against Britain's largest charities, including Scope.
A spokesman for the protestors said: 'While local and national disabled-led organisations struggle to make ends meet, national charities often pay executives huge amounts of money. They are driven by money, not issues, and when it comes to talking to Government, they are often willing to sell out disabled people.'
I wholeheartedly support these sentiments.
I sincerely hope Cherie Blair will help to save the homes of the 11 cerebral palsy people in Cardiff.
In the meantime, I would once again appeal to all of our political parties to protect all disabled people from eviction from either their tenanted or care home provision.