Dec 302012
 

Earlier this year DPAC highlighted Worcester Council’s ‘maximum expenditure’ policy which would see new applicants for social ‘care’ be part of potential institutionalisation in order to cut costs. Other council’s have announced similiar measures.  The Redditch Standard reports on the case, which shows that disabled people do not need to put up with these measures in silence but have the right and need to fight back at local and national levels. This month the closure of the Independent Living Fund was announced for 2015. This will also be challenged legally by six ILF users early next year. Both measures break aticle 19 on independent living as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People. There will also be legal challenges on the recording of Atos assessments and the Judicial Review on the Work Capability Assessment by the Mental Health Resistance network in 2013.

Details of the Worcester case by Irwin Mitchell can be found here

DPAC will not be resting in any tents in 2013 but fighting with disabled people in the courts, on the streets, online and everywhere we can

Debbie

  3 Responses to “Legal Case against Worcester Council launched- and more legal cases for 2013”

  1. I see the usual Council “suspects” when it comes to attacking ‘the Vulnerable’ this is another one well known to Sheltered Housing Residents, and they are of ALL Parties, a mixture of them, or tacitly supported by all of them, including my own Northampton Borough Council. Best Wishes on This

  2. 5 TIME OF TRYING AM NOT WRITTING IT ALL OUT AGAIN . iF THIS GETS THROUGH PLEASE EMAIL ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO CAN WRITE TO YOU PLEASE. WANT TO HELP AND AM UTERLY BEHIND YOUR CAUSE!
    best
    ANDREW

  3. NICE WORK!

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