Jul 142016
 

This action was called by DPAC, Mental Health Resistance Network and Winvisible – Women with visible and invisible disabilities

Click on the links below to go directly to the pictures for each place (you may need to wait a second or two for the images to show). Apologies if your protest isn’t shown yet – there is more material still to add so please check back

Berkshire

Berkshire DPAC

Birmingham

West Midlands DPAC

Brighton

Brighton DPAC & Brighton Benefits Campaign

Edinburgh

Black Triangle Campaign &

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty

Glasgow

Glasgow DPAC And Black Triangle Campaign

Ipswich

Suffolk DPAC

Liverpool

Merseyside TUC & Merseyside DPAC

 

London

DPAC, MHRN and Winvisible

Manchester

Manchester DPAC

 

Norwich

Norfolk DPAC

Sheffield

Sheffield DPAC

 

Southampton

Southampton DPAC

Vauxhall

Mental Health Resistance Network and WinVisible


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Berkshire


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Birmingham


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Brighton

Brighton DPAC at Crown House PIP Assessment Centre. Poster reads Enable Us Don't Disable Us

Brighton DPAC at Crown House PIP Assessment Centre. Poster reads Enable Us Don’t Disable Us

Banner reading No More Welfare Reforms with prior impact assessment. Disability is not a crime! Compassion is not a Weakness. No More Suicides, Care is Not a Dirty Word, No More Bloodletting for Idealogicial Austerity

Banner reading No More Welfare Reforms with prior impact assessment. Disability is not a crime! Compassion is not a Weakness. No More Suicides, Care is Not a Dirty Word, No More Bloodletting for Idealogicial Austerity

Fantastic Banner from the BHIG Group

Fantastic Banner from the BHIG Group

Road Blocked in Brighton on the way to Churchill Square

Road Blocked in Brighton on the way to Churchill Square

Road Block!

Road Block!

Protest moves to the shopping area at Churchill Square

Protest moves to the shopping area at Churchill Square

Photo Credit: Penny Shaughnessy


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Edinburgh


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Glasgow


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Ipswich

Morning Interview by BBC Radio Suffolk of Martin Tolley of Suffolk DPAC about the days protest.


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Liverpool


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London

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Manchester


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Norwich


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Sheffield


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Southampton

Southampton DPAC and Unite Commuunity Protests at BBC Radio Solent

Photo Credit: David Smith


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Vauxhall

Vauxhall Action Photos - credit Peter Marshall #1

Vauxhall Action Photos – day of Action against PIP – Roy from MHRN holding a Cuts Kill Banner

Vauxhall Action Photos - credit Peter Marshall #2

Protest outside the Vauxhall Assessment Centre

As well as protesting about PIP and other cuts to disability social security payments, the protesters felt the need - quite rightfully - of making a statement against the racism that has infected our society

As well as protesting about PIP and other cuts to disability social security payments, the protesters felt the need – quite rightfully – of making a statement against the racism that has infected our society

Vauxhall Action Photos - credit Peter Marshall #1 Banner listing the names of people who have died due to Welfare cuts

A poignant banner listing the names of some of the people who have died due to welfare cuts

Vauxhall Action Photos - credit Peter Marshall #4 Gill Thompson talking about the sanctions that killed her brother David Clapson

Gill Thompson talking about the sanctions that killed her brother David Clapson

Photo Credits: Peter Marshall

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  6 Responses to “#PIPFightback Videos images and tweets from the day of action”

  1. Ive had two heart attacks I also have copd and I have just been refused pip , I really am down and just feel like ending it all as I cant cope with the stress and anxiety all this is putting me through, all the marches were fantastic but I think to no avail , ian duncan smith should hang his head in shame , you have virtually got to be nearly dead before they consider you claim,

    • Andy I know its a real kick in the guts when you get a claim refused after one of these assessments, its happened to me so I know what you are going through – but lots of people are getting decisions overturned. Use the MR and appeals process – if you can get advice from CAB or an advocacy service in your area then that will help you.

      And yes I know that one day of protest won’t bring change – that’s why we’ll be going out again and again and again until things do change.

      Fights for Civil Rights ( and that’s what this is) do take time but we are resolved to keep fighting until we win this. PIP (and WCA ) are nasty systems that have no place in any decent society – and we will keep on going until they are part of history.

      Hang in there Andy you can beat the DWP on your claim if you keep going and we can all beat the DWP together if we all keep going.

    • Andy,

      this is so wrong, please keep going fill in a mandatory re-consideration and as Bob has said see if CAB or a Advocacy service can help, some points are that these pip assessors are not necessarily up to scratch, they tend to falsify there statements or modify them to lower the scoring process, i would also go back to your gp, medical team and have this recorded as to how this is making you feel etc as this is to help in tribunal cases and in duty of care should your condition worsen they have responsibilty to and if you get a advocate that feels there is strong enough case don’t hesistate to get them to complain to maximus or whoever did the assessment, i have done this before and am now looking at both times i have been assessed to see if there are grounds to take this to the professional body for various issues relating to qualifications to misleading and contradictory statements in the medical.

      I wish you all the best and keep a note of how your feeling since the medical and any events afterwards as this can be usefull to show to the tribunal under worsening of condition and is also something that can be used as a complaint against atos and the assessor for the same purpose

      be strong, this evil entity needs to be bought back to reality

  2. Well done to all of you,I was having to talk to legal people so I could not get near the computer, you all Deserve a medal.

    as to whether the tories will listen well this weeks conversation if they been anything to go by with atos and dwp, doubt it, looking at the July dwp document given to their wca assessors is just another clear indication that until this lot are properly regulated and complaints are not dealt in house then no, this process needs a disciplinary procedure similiar to the NHS and a mandatory reporting procedure for any nurses that are complained against in their medical to be forwarded onto the regulating body to go on file and if necessary they should be subject to a fitness to work procedure.

  3. Well-done to every one of you who took part on the streets or online. It seems more people are listening if kids and passers by are support the protestors by applauding or honking their horns.

    Let’s see where this new lot of Tories take us at, she says she’s going to listen. Will she listen to disabled people?

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