The UNCRPD and our human and civil rights must be fully implemented, promoted and enforced. Disabled people are affected by the cuts 9 times more than everybody else. The most severely disabled people are affected by the cuts 19 times more than everybody else. This discrimination against disabled people must end. Disabled people are affected… Continue Reading Manifesto
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The Ministerial statement issued this week by Mark Harper, Minister against Disabled People, announced measures which will discriminate against Deaf BSL users and those with higher cost support needs by introducing a cap on Access To Work packages. The statement mentions personal budgets and the idea of giving greater flexibility and choice in how ATW… Continue Reading Response to ministerial statement on Access to Work
Central London 4-hour shifts on dates between 30 March and 9 April For more information please contact Jessie[at]roaring-girl[dot]com. Figures (www.wearefigures.co.uk) is setting out to make visible the human cost of austerity and urge action against it.Using excavated raw river mud and taking up residence on the streets and foreshore of central London, artist-activist Liz Crow will sculpt 650 small human… Continue Reading WE’RE LOOKING FOR ANTI-AUSTERITY VOLUNTEERS!
A recent article in the Guardian drew attention to the BBC’s current efforts to increase the numbers of disabled people on and off-screen. Tania Motie and Tanni Grey-Thompson argued that there are three stereotypes applied to disabled people – we are heroes, scroungers or brave victims. The BBC, they wrote, has a role in challenging… Continue Reading A Tale of Two General Election Years Jenny Morris
Apr182014 DPAC Response to ‘How Labour would Reform the Work Capability Assessment ( Published April 18th 2014) We read with interest the piece in the Independent by Rachel Reeves and Kate Green regarding Labour’s response to the Work Capability Assessment  Labour should realise that disabled people are deeply distrustful of any Labour reform… Continue Reading A Recap on DPAC’s Posts on #ScrapWCA