The consultation on the planned reforms to DLA was extended this afternoon. It will now end on 18th February, four days later than planned. This was done very quietly - I've googled it and not found any announcements but the date on the website now reads as "extended to 18th February".
No reason for this extension has been given, however there is a now a note on the website stating that the online submissions are broken and giving an e-mail address to use instead. It is likely this is the reason why.
I'd like to encourage everyone to make the most of these extra few days to contact MPs, share what DLA means to them and to sign the petition against DLA reform. Even just sharing the links to the petition and/or to One Month Before Heartbreak on your blog, twitter or facebook (or similar) would be a great help.
It's not just the lives of disabled people and their carers which will be altered by DLA reform. Lives change in an instant, and people become disabled. Tomorrow you could wake up find you or a loved one need DLA. This affects everyone - even those who think it's nothing to do with them.