New intern joining us to develop a campaign film about the Care Tax

this is the bestmedia co-op’s intern Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi is busy at work developing a short campaign film about the Care Tax.

Kiana just graduated from Screen Academy Scotland with an MA in Film. Louise Scott of media co-op was one of Kiana’s mentors at Uni. The internship is funded by SCVO in partnership with Inclusion Scotland.

Kiana is one of the thousands of people with disabilities across the UK whose independent living is undermined by the Care Tax.

It is a double tax levied on those who require essential care due to disability or impairment. Kiana believes free support is integral to a disabled person’s rights, and the Care Tax should be abolished – that’s why she’s making her campaigning film.

The Care Tax was on the agenda recently at The Scottish Parliament, with hints towards a piecemeal reform to allow persons with dementia and only certain other disabilities to access free personal care. It was debated on 6th December 2016 in the Scottish Parliament and again on 22nd December in the Public Petitions Committee.

Watch this space for more info on Kiana’s film.

To find out more and to sign the campaign petition:

Petition Against Care Tax

Public Petitions Committee Session