Mar 212017
 

Let us know about your experience of the PIP assessment Inclusion London have been invited by the Chair of the Work and Pension’s Committee to give written evidence on the process of being assessed for the Personal Independence Payment PIP – your experience will inform our evidence. The questions the Committee are particularly interested in… Continue Reading PIP assessment – your experience

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Mar 172017
 

WinVisible is supporting this protest by Compassion in Care and The Whistler: Whistle-blowers & families of those abused stand together to protest WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 2017 AT 12 NOON. Care Quality Commission Head Office 151 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9SZ Inside Colonnade Walk shopping centre. Access ramp at traffic lights, corner Buckingham Palace Road… Continue Reading Join Winvisible – March 22nd noon to protest against Care Quality Commission failures

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Mar 172017
 

Thanks to everyone who contacted us about this possible challenge. The solicitors have spoken initially to a number of people and are now able to try to seek a barrister’s opinion. If you haven’t been contacted yet then it may be after that opinion is available that you may be for witness statements to add… Continue Reading possible PIP legal challenge -update

 Posted by at 20:56
Mar 132017
 

As many of you will know this has been a busy week for DPAC starting on Tuesday with a hastily organised protest in response to the underhand changes to entitlement Penny Morduant and the Tories plan to make to PIP, with support for International Woman’s Day and the Waspi protests on Wednesday, the Womens’ TUC… Continue Reading A Busy Week for DPAC

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Mar 132017
 

As well as, and completely separate to DPAC’s complaint to the UN Committee for Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD)  there is a thing called the Periodic Reporting Cycle. That means every few years each government that has signed the UN Treaty on Persons with Disabilities (which the UK has done) has to give a report… Continue Reading Keeping the Government’s Toes to the Fire – More reporting to the UN Disability Committee

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Mar 122017
 

    Please sign up and share GMCDP’s Thundeclap in support of its Disability Manifesto. Can we get the Greater Manchester mayoral candidates to sign up to our Disability manifesto? Hopefully with your help we can! #DisabilityManifestoGM It’s easy to do, just click on this link:  https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/53910-gmcdp-manifesto About the Manifesto: Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled… Continue Reading Please sign up to GMCDP’s thunderclap for Manchester Mayoral elections. We know Burnham failed us on ILF lets make him do the right thing now.

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Feb 282017
 

Protest in Wymondham this Friday 3rd March, 12 – 1.30pm.  We will assemble at the Market Cross, Market Place, Wymondham, NR18 0AX and will make our way to George Freeman’s constituency office where his surgeries are held. Protest organised by Equal Lives We need to let him know the strength of feeling about his comments… Continue Reading Protest at George Freeman’s constituency office in Norfolk, Friday 3rd March, 12 – 1.30pm

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Feb 272017
 

DPAC Press Release on changes to PIP regulations March 7th 1-3 pm Old Palace Yard Protest Against PIP changes Facebook event  https://www.facebook.com/events/1778273142492427/ Signup to the Thunderclap #ToryCutsKill DWP once more shows their contempt for Our Judiciary. Disability campaigners across the country have reacted angrily to the latest underhand cuts to Personal Independence Payment regulations announced… Continue Reading Protest against the PIP Changes 7th March 1-3pm Old Palace Yard Westminster

 Posted by at 21:51
Feb 272017
 

 DPAC Briefing on changes in the PIP regulations denying disability benefits to over 160,000 claimants   The narrative that Penny Mordaunt has put forward is misleading and does not withstand scrutiny. Since the end of 2014, the DWP has tried to restrict the application of PIP and exclude a certain category of claimants with mental health… Continue Reading Briefing to MPs and Lords on changes to PIP regulations

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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

 Posted by at 21:38
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.

 Posted by at 14:24
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

 Posted by at 22:40
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

 Posted by at 20:54
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

 Posted by at 13:21
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

 Posted by at 21:17