Sep 202011
 

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Disabled People against Cuts (DPAC) opens to members and hosts first DPAC Conference in London

DPAC is becoming more accountable by opening itself up to members and developing an election process for a new DPAC steering group.

DPAC will be one year old on 3rd October 2011. They have hosted many protests against the condem regimes, cuts in local authority spending and their impacts, and against Atos and the WCA. DPAC has publicised and reported on the many issues that are affecting disabled people in the attacks led by the condem government. DPAC works from the framework of the social model and will continue to do so.

Membership for individuals is free but DPAC suggests a donation to the cause, organisations of disabled people and allies of disabled people are also welcome to become members.

DPAC funds go directly to campaigns, all those working with DPAC work for no fee using the knowledge and skills that DPAC needs to keep going. DPAC wants to open up membership and elect a steering group to take DPAC into the next phase of the fight against the attacks on disabled people.

To find out about becoming a member please see our membership information:

DPAC membership (Word document)

You can join online by going to:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFE5dmRsQVFVS29XYU13NFVWY3ExRHc6MQ

or by downloading and returning one of the forms below:

easy read membership (Word document)

DPACMembershipForm (Word document)

DPAC Conference 29th October- London

DPAC’s first conference will aim to develop the campaigns and areas that new DPAC members are priorities. It will give a chance for disabled people to come together to discuss the issues affecting them and develop solutions and actions.

DPAC is pleased that a number of speakers have agreed to take part in this conference. They include Linda Burnip, co-founder of DPAC, Jon McArdle from Black Triangle, Tracey Lazard from Inclusion London, Julie Jaye Charles from Equalities National Council, Melanie Close from Disability Equality North West, Andrew Lee from People First (Self Advocacy)and journalist and presenter Mik Scarlet.

The conference will also be the venue for the election process for the new DPAC steering group.

Places will be limited to a first come first served basis so please book soon. There is a small travel allowance open to members only, again on a first come first served basis.

DPAC would like to thank Stephen Hodgkins of Disability Lib for providing the conference venue, the Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust for travel funds and all those that have supported DPAC

For more information about the conference or to fill in a booking form see below:

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  8 Responses to “DPAC OPENS TO MEMBERS!”

  1. It would make it easier to get to the conference if you said how to find it. Is it near a tube station? I plan to come from north wales and though ambulant have limited mobility. It’ll be a long day for me and i don’t want to get lost – not everyone goes around in a car and i’d have thought that a highly impractical means of travelling through london anyway.

    • Please get in your booking form asap if you intend to come. I am not sure if we are not at full capacity now. We have to ensure that there is enough room for disabled people to negotiate their way in the conference. Directions are given in the information pack to people who are coming –

      Directions

      The venue is at the Scope Building (we are kindly sponsored by Dis Lib)

      The nearest tube landmark is Caledonian Road. If you were outside the Caledonian Road Underground tube station, turn right, and at the first set of traffic lights (after the tube station), turn right into Market Road.

      You may be able to park along Caledonian Road. Alternatively, turn left at the Market Road crossroads into Mackenzie Road. The first road on the right is Roman Road and you can usually find a parking space down there or in one of the surrounding streets.

      By Train – Kings Cross can be reached by GNER, WAGN and THAMESLINK mainline train services, Piccadilly, Victoria, Northern (City Branch), Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle Line tube services, and numerous bus routes.

      By Bus – From Kings Cross, take a 17, 91 or 259 bus along Caledonian Road to HMP Pentonville. Buses can be caught outside Kings Cross station on York Way (easiest place), halfway along Wharfdale Road,or further along Caledonian Road.

  2. Could you please confirm my membership? Many thanks.

  3. I want to attend the conference. There is nothing here that asks for my access requirements.

  4. I am glade that DPAC holding the confirence with the work of campain relating disabled people effecting services support and benefits cuts.

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