It's with utter disgust that I realized Theresa May is the Patron for the NRAS. This women who supposedly represents us voted with the government for every round of cuts which would impact the disabled. Including the cuts announced in the recent budget to PIP, which the government have just done a U turn on. When it was raised with the NRAS about the fact that she was our patron and did the NRAS have any intention of requesting that she steps down as we do not believe she is fit to be a patron as many other charities have done. They have issued a letter which can be seen on the NRAS Facebook page. The letter lets every sufferer of Arthritis down. They even state in the letter that the " minor " changes resulting from the requirement for AIDS was reasonable. Minor changes in other words they accept that you could loose money as reasonable. Please go onto the Facebook page and read this letter. I and many other members are disgusted by the NRAS stance. I have seen people on this excellent site terrified at the prospect of reapplying for their disability benefits through the PIP process, a system that the NRAS seem to be saying is required to make sure benefits are right. It's sad to say they sound more like the Tory party than the Tories are. This post is not party political, it's about telling the organization that represents us that we are the members and we expect to have an input on policy. I also fully expect them to inform us of any consultations with government about our benefits. Not to make those decisions on our behalf.