Jun 142016
 

London, Ipswich, Norwich, Leicester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester, Vauxhall, Brighton, Northampton, Chesterfield (cancelled), Derby, Merseyside, Birmingham, Southampton, Edinburgh, Wokingham, Dundee and Online 

Can’t get to one of these protests? Join the protest online – details here

If you are at an action and have a smartphone – you can tweet pictures to  @dis_ppl_protest and  @MHResist  and we’ll retweet them for others to see. Include the hashtag #PIPFightback

Join the Thunderclap for the day of action

Watch the video

Callout poster for the central London protest - there will be many others around the country - check at the bottom of this page for one near you, if there isn't - why not organise one?

Callout poster for the central London protest – there will be many others around the country – check at the bottom of this page for one near you, if there isn’t – why not organise one?

PIP Fightback

National Day of Action Against PIP

Wednesday 13th July 2016

#PIPFightBack

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is the replacement for Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Whilst DLA worked to provide support for the extra costs of being disabled, and the system worked well, the whole PIP system is rotten to the core.

The whole purpose of making the change from DLA to PIP is to remove people’s entitlements to the vital support which DLA provided to help enable disabled people to live a life on more even terms with non disabled people.

With the PIP assessment regime now in place, thousands of people have already lost out and reports of the shoddy nature of the assessments are growing every week. Whilst the success rate at tribunal is high, it is taking up to 6 months or longer for cases to be heard – leaving disabled people struggling

Atos and Capita are making a killing from conducting sham PIP assessments which are seeing thousands of legitimate claimants having their benefits refused, their incomes slashed and their motability cars removed.

PIP Fightback Social Media MemeIt is time to step up the fight and to demand that the corporate assessors #DoNoHarm. There are PIP ‘consultation’ Centres across the country. If you cannot find a protest listed in your town or city, why not set one up.

If you decide to do so, please email mail@dpac.uk.net and we will advertise your event.

This is also a good way to meet others who have had enough and to form resistance in your local area. This day of action has been called jointly by Mental Health Resistance Network, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and WinVisible – women with visible & invisible disabilities

There will also be an online action announced nearer the time for people who can’t get to a direct action

List of actions:

These will be updated as more are set up – so keep checking back

Can’t get to one of these protests? Join the protest online – details here

If you are at an action and have a smartphone – you can tweet pictures to  @dis_ppl_protest and  @MHResist  and we’ll retweet them for others to see. Include the hashtag #PIPFightback

Location Organising Group Address of Protest Start Time Event Page Contact
London DPAC,MHRN, Winvisible Capita PLC 71 Victoria Street London, SW1H 0XA 1:15 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1745989482324814/ mail@dpac.uk.net
Ipswich DPAC Suffolk PIP Consultation Centre,
Unit 3,
Duke St
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP3 0BF
11:30 am https://www.facebook.com/events/1541475526160241/ Martin Tolley, dpacsuffolk@yahoo.com
 Norwich  DPAC Norfolk  11 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 1BD
12:30 – 2pm
 12:30pm-2pm  Marion Fallon,dpacnorfolk@gmail.com
Leicester DPACLeicester; DEAEP Wellington House, 29 Albion St, Leicester. LE1 6GD 11:00 am  https://www.facebook.com/events/667515193401874/ Jane Linney, ratea62@gmaill.com
 Glasgow Glasgow DPAC The Bridge 348 – 382 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8LX. 12:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1768966556652741/ Marion Nisbet, m.j.nisbet@talktalk.net
 Sheffield Sheffield DPAC DWP Medical Assessment Centre, 1 Hartshead Square, Sheffield S1 2FD 12:00–13:00  https://www.facebook.com/events/1621151198212742/
 Manchester  Manchester DPAC PIP Consultation Centre, Units 1 & 2, The Brewery Yard, Deva City Office Park, Trinity Way, Manchester, M3 7BB (for Sat Nav M3 7BD) 12:00 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/522078507977893/ ManchesterDPAC@gmail.com
London (Vauxhall) Mental Health Resistance Network  Vauxhall PIP consultation Centre, 65 Sancroft Street SE11 5NG  10.30 am to noon  https://www.facebook.com/events/908415682618292/  mail@mentalhealthresistance.org
 Brighton Brighton DPAC  PIP Assessment Centre, Crown House, 21, Upper North St, Brighton BN1 3EP  12 noon until 2.30pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/515085692018546/ Miriam Binder, mimseycal@sky.com
Northampton  Northampton DPAC  The Capita offices
Charles House
Derngate
Northampton
NN1 1UE
 1:30pm – 3pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/132575083834834/ Norman Adams ntactnorman@googlemail.com
 Derby Derbyshire DPAC Ground Floor St Peters House Gower Street Derby DE1 1SB 11am to 1pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1691018591150835/  Karen Springer, derbyshiredpac@gmail.com, @derbyshiredpac1
 Chesterfield Derbyshire DPAC

Protest Cancelled 

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1632370943757444/ Karen Springer, derbyshiredpac@gmail.com, @derbyshiredpac1
Merseyside Merseyside TUC and Merseyside DPAC PIP Consultation Centre, Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2QP 12 to 3 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/128180060944343/  merseysidetuc@gmail.com
 Birmingham West Midlands DPAC   PIP Assessment Centre, Ground Floor 127 Hagley Road Birmingham B16 8LD 13.15 to 15.30 https://www.facebook.com/events/738061006297562/
 Southampton Southampton DPAC with The Peoples Assembly and Unite Community  BBC South Today, 10 Havelock Road, SO14 7PU Southampton  17:30–18:30 https://www.facebook.com/events/826680450799523/ dpacsoton@gmail.com
 Edinburgh  Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty, Disability History Scotland and Black Triangle Campaign Scottish Parliament, EH8 8 Edinburgh, United Kingdom 12.30 – 14.00  https://www.facebook.com/events/303522106656955/  ecap@lists.riseup.net
 Wokintgham  Berkshire DPAC  Market Square, Wokingham

Please email  berkshiredpac@gmail.com if you are going to let them work out numbers

1-3p.m.  berkshiredpac@gmail.com
Dundee Scottish Unemployed Workers’ Network Dundee City Square DD1 9 Dundee 12.30-1.30 https://www.facebook.com/events/293732660975693/

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  22 Responses to “#PIPFightBack: Day of Action Against PIP Today 13th July, protests in 17 places & online”

  1. Now lam suicidal with my wife being bullied persecuted harassment. By atos I am waiting for the mental health team to come.. Because my wife won’t to get back to. They said my wife would not lose her DLA if she started work on the Monday and Thursday they said she would have to go for assessment from atos this harassment and persecution most stop people or dying. Any one can end up with a mental illness or a disability. Sorry but they are Murdering people.

  2. Anyone from Plymouth?

  3. Hi Bob,

    Can you update the location for the Derby Fightback event?

    We are now meeting at:

    Ground Floor, St Peters House, Gower Street, Derby DE1 1SB

    Many thanks,

    Karen.

  4. Is there one for South Wales?

  5. I live in The Mid Glamorgan Area in south Wales and was wondering if there is one near here.

  6. Hi Bob

    The DPAC WM event is now 13.15 to 15.30 – sorry for the confusion.

  7. What’s happening. In Newcastle upon Tyne come on the. Geordies.any one can end up with a disability or a mental illness they dieing every day because of the government policys and as country we must stick together.

  8. Is there anything planned for Cardiff yet?

  9. Living in Torbay, South West. I guess Bristol would be my nearest venue. Any details yet?

  10. Northampton DPAC will be at:
    13th July 2016
    The Capita offices
    Charles House
    Derngate
    Northampton
    NN1 1UE
    1:30pm – 3pm

    • Hi Norman, that’s great, glad to have you along, I will get the info up on the blog to advertise it. If you can email into the DPAC email mail@dpac.uk.net, and put for attention of Bob, I can send you some materials that you can use if you wish for banners and posters

      Best wishes

      Bob

  11. Anything in Cumbria

    • Hi Fran
      Sorry nothing in Cumbria so far, your nearest protest is in Manchester. Or you might consider organising one near to you – we can publicise the action for you ?

  12. Derbyshire DPAC has advertised the day of action and Thunderclap across its groups on Facebook.

    We are now in the process of organising events and will update as soon as possible.

  13. Is there any in Newcastle upon Tyne

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