Feb 232017
 

ALLFIE’s February Briefing and call for action We need your stories about disabled children and young people’s experience of attending residential special schools and colleges. We are responding to The Lenehan review of experiences and outcomes in residential special schools and colleges. Posted by: Alliance for Inclusive Education in DDPO news on 16 February 2017… Continue Reading ALLFIE’s call for Action around the Independent Review of Residential Special Schools.

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Feb 182017
 

If you or someone you know living in Southampton has had their social care package from Southampton City Council cut in the most recent round of reassessments, we would like to hear from you.You can contact us by email at mail@dpac.uk.net We are looking at mounting a legal challenge to these cuts to care packages… Continue Reading Callout for people in Southampton who have had social care packages cut for possible legal challenge

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Feb 152017
 

Southampton City Council drafted in Capita to help deal with a backlog of assessments for care packages. Leaked emails suggest that staff who work for Capita are given financial incentives to reduce people’s care packages without assessment. To date 1 in 5 people have had their care packages reduced but none have had an increase,… Continue Reading Watch: DPAC Protest Against Southampton City Council over cuts to care packages

Feb 142017
 

  The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “Force the government to act on the eleven recommendations of the UNCRPD report”. Government responded: This Government engaged fully with the inquiry process. However, we strongly reject the findings and believe that the core intentions of many of the recommendations are already being fulfilled.… Continue Reading More on UN report -200 interviewees and 3,000 pages of evidence were all wrong.

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Feb 132017
 

Unite Community (Coventry and Warwickshire Branch) along with co-sponsor UCU and supporting organisations Peoples Assembly and Coventry Recovery Centre will be screening the film I Daniel Blake. Our aim is to raise awareness of the sanctions regime in the benefits system and to highlight the desperation and indignity that this imposes on thousands of people… Continue Reading Free Showing of I Daniel Blake in Coventry, February 22nd

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Feb 132017
 

#CareHomesStink   #RightsNotTelecare   #SupportNotCuts   Details of the Protest in Southampton & Online   This letter has come from the leader of the council. Dear Tim, I appreciate that some of you prefer to demonstrate against the Labour Council rather than the Tory government. But if you are going to do this please have… Continue Reading Southampton Hots Up – Battle for Independent Living Continues.

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Feb 122017
 

We started off 2016 campaigning against Southampton Councils plans to cap social care packages having invested £12 million into a ‘super’ care home. These actions were abandoned by Southampton council due to pressure brought by DPAC at the time and because they were legally questionable. http://dpac.uk.net/2016/01/city-council-backs-down-under-pressure-from-disabled-campaigners/ Our planned trip to Southampton had to be put… Continue Reading Protest at Southampton City Council, Today online from 1pm

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Feb 122017
 

Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” winner of the BAFTA Outstanding Film award Screening, 2pm Saturday 25 February in Kilburn. Venue: Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Rd, London NW6 2JH.  Fully wheelchair accessible.  Entry by donation Facebook event here Camden Momentum and WinVisible (women with visible & invisible disabilities) are hosting this community screening, with speakers from Disabled… Continue Reading Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” screening, 2pm Saturday 25 February in Kilburn, London

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Feb 112017
 

[Text courtesy of CND] The recent revelation that a Trident missile test had to be aborted after the missile veered off course towards Florida highlights the continuing danger nuclear weapons pose to the world. Coupled with the many erratic statements from President Donald Trump, the time has come for international action to eliminate nuclear weapons… Continue Reading CND Campaign: Global nuclear ban – lobby your MP on the 1st March

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Feb 072017
 

Update: Following interventions from several DPOs including DPAC, DRUK has agreed to recall and amend their report and we will be examining the changes closely. Watch this space…….. DPAC have previously had a few skirmishes with the hilariously named Disability Rights UK. DRUK are one of the big corporate disability charities that collect money from… Continue Reading Tell DRUK to recall their Shadow Report *Updated

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Feb 022017
 

Join Southampton DPAC’s protest vs Southampton City Council & Contractors Capita, Wednesday 15th February at 1.45 pm Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, SO14 7LY Southampton (close to both Coach and Rail Stations) Facebook Event Page   A whistleblower from inside Capita has told Disability News Service (DNS) that Capita has been piling pressure on its… Continue Reading 15th Feb, Southampton: Protest vs City Council & Capita slashing social care packages

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Jan 282017
 

Join Us for a special screening with Ken Loach of his award winning film “I Daniel Blake”. Tuesday 28th February, at the Pheonix Cinema, 52 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9PJ. Admission Free, (there will be a bucket collection for DPAC) arrive at 5.45 to collect tickets, Film Starts at 6.15pm, after the film… Continue Reading Special Screening of “I Daniel Blake” with Ken Loach, Tues 28th Feb, East Finchley

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Jan 272017
 

The BBC would like to interview someone in the West Midlands ideally Monday January 30th who has been reassessed by Maximus and moved from the Support Group to WRAG after their assessment. This is in relation to a report that is coming out next week from the DWP select committee. If anyone can help please… Continue Reading moved from Support Group to WRAG when reassessed and live in West Midlands

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Jan 222017
 

If anyone is coming to the event about the UN inquiry on January 24th the venue is now Committee room 12 in House of Commons and no longer in the Wilson room, Portcullis House. Time is still 2.30 pm start but time to get through security is likely to be longer. Share This:

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Jan 192017
 

Blakeway Productions is making a Channel 4 programme looking at the impact that the new benefit cap will have on households. We are keen to speak to people who have been told that they will be capped. At this stage it would be for an initial chat which wouldn’t mean definitely being included in the… Continue Reading Affected by the Benefit Cap? Channel 4 programme needs your help

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Jan 172017
 

Message in a bottle. Today is apparently Blue Monday. A named coined by Dr’s at Cardiff University to predict the day of the year where things are at their bleakest and most depressing. Currently that is everyday for me. I’m sure that’s true of millions of disabled people and carers at the moment. Last year was… Continue Reading Message in a bottle #autism #institutionalisation

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Jan 152017
 

A specialist women’s mental health service attributed with saving lives is facing threat of closure under proposals currently being agreed by Croydon CCG. The 8-bedded facility providing holistic treatment in a supportive peer environment is highly valued by women who have used its services and their families. However, the CCG claim it is too expensive… Continue Reading Support the Campaign to Save Foxley Lane Women’s Mental Health Service from Closure

Jan 132017
 

A brief look at Stephen Duckworth’s career. He’s being nominated for another honour and details of where to send any recommendations re-Stephen’s honour are at the end of this outline of his work with New Deal for disabled people, Serco, Capita and now the Shaw Trust. He is also an advisor for the new Work… Continue Reading Stephen Duckworth – should he have another honour for his work with lots of nasties?

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Jan 132017
 

reblogged from Transport for All (mostly) Wheelchair-user Doug Paulley had successfully sued First Bus Group in 2013 after he had been denied access to one of their buses because a bus driver didn’t enforce priority in the wheelchair space and a buggy owner refused to make room for him. But this decision was overturned by the Appeal… Continue Reading Fist Bus case -Supreme Court Decision Wed. January 18th

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Jan 062017
 

This is the new “must have” accessory in 2017 for the properly turned out street activist. Tastefully designed in shades of lurid green, it features Damian Green in a scene from “The Omen” with the caption “The Tories, more frightening that fiction”. It costs a quid plus 78p postage. The quid will go to DPAC… Continue Reading New DPAC Badge for sale!

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Jan 052017
 

Hello! My name is Clemence Fourton, I am a French PhD student working on the social and political effects of the 2008 crisis in the UK. As part of my PhD, I am conducting a survey on political participation in the UK since the 2008 crisis. The survey is designed to understand the way in… Continue Reading Request to help with Research from French PhD student- short survey to fill in

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