Accessibility and legal information for Saturday’s action on the Welfare Reform Bill
On Saturday 28th January in central London, a group of disabled, sick and elderly people are going to engage in a daring and disruptive act of civil disobedience. UK Uncut will be there to support them. We hope that together we can stop the government’s Welfare Reform Bill in its tracks.
The protest will involve being able to travel either by bus, taxi (this can be funded), or on foot/wheeling a reasonable distance from Holborn Tube station. If you have mobility issues and would like to attend the protest, please come to Holborn for 11am. Make yourself known to someone from UK Uncut (they’ll be holding a flag). We will then fund a taxi to take you to a point near the target. There will be people to buddy up with at Holborn and someone to meet you at the other end, so we can get to the target together at the right time.
The protest will also involve being outside for at least an hour. We will try and bring portable chairs and raincoats, but please bring your own if possible. There will be an activist with British Sign Language, although they may not be available all of the time, so please let us know if you need any BSL support and we will try to provide this.
If you would like more information, please email email@example.com with basic access support needed: e.g. do you need anyone to help push your chair, do you need to be guided from the tube, do you need a ‘buddy’ to help. Please send your mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org in case we need to text you.
If you have been given other details of where to meet please stick to what you have been told already.
The fantastic Green and Black Cross legal support group will have legal observers there on the day, checking police behaviour, and giving out advice cards.
The recommended solicitor for the day is Hodge, Jones & Allen.
Here are a couple of things you can do:
· Write the Green and Black Cross legal support number somewhere on your body: 07946 541 511.
· Take a look at this advice card, and keep one in your pocket on the day. Call Green and Black Cross if necessary, and use Hodge, Jones & Allen if you need a solicitor (020 7837 3456).
· Bring a friend with you, and make an agreement to look out for each other throughout the day.
Now that you’re prepared, we’ll see you on Saturday
We’re tweeting from #dpac and #invisibleinvincibles on the day too.Please retweet details if you can’t be there.