Jun 232018

Info here about regional actions for the stop trump day of action Three asks for Stop Trump Last year we – as Stop Trump Coalition members – committed to making the resistance against Trump and everything he stands for one of the biggest and most visible demonstrations in British history. With Trump’s visit just three… Continue Reading Information about Stop Trump protests

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Jun 182018

ShareAction are running a training on shareholder activism aimed specifically at disabled people. There are SO many companies which could do with a sharp reminder of their access responsibilities – not least some of the big high street names which still lock out disabled people from their premises.   Details are below – but please… Continue Reading AGM Activism training course July 10th London

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Jun 162018

Vigil 12:30 – 2:30 Tuesday 19 June Home Office, 2 Marsham St, London SW1P 4DF Two organisations with impressive, longstanding track records providing support and succour to people seeking asylum and other immigrants, are joining forces during Refugee Week to call for an end to the government’s hostile immigration environment. London Catholic Worker hold a… Continue Reading THE HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT IS DEADLY – VIGIL TO BE HELD OUTSIDE HOME OFFICE Tuesday 19th June 12.30 pm

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Jun 122018

Call for Submissions Are you an artist, sculptor, film maker working around disability issues?  Would you like your work to play a part in building a Global Resistance Movement of disabled people?   Then here’s how In July 2018, DPAC will be holding a public event around building a Global Resistance Movement of disabled people.… Continue Reading Art Works needed for July

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Jun 082018

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-06-07/HCWS745/ There has been some significant changes announced by the government concerning Universal Credit.  In a parliamentary statement yesterday Esther McVile says that the government intends to make the following changes- The timetable for managed migration has been extended by 1 year.  It is now due to run from July 2019 – March 2023. Yet another delay… Continue Reading Latest U turn on Universal Credit announced by McVile

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Jun 072018

We are looking to make contact with families who currently have their Disabled (including SEN) children in mainstream school but are being pressurised into accepting a special school placement by the London Borough of Hackney. We are looking into SEN budgets cuts, which are having a negative impact upon Disabled pupils’ right to mainstream education,… Continue Reading Call for families wanting mainstream education in Hackney

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Jun 062018

On June 29th help us honour the memories of Kamil Ahmad and others who have been failed by the system. We are holding an event as part of Bristol Refugee Festival to: bring together the disability and the asylum/immigration sectors get the voices of disabled asylum seekers / refugees better heard build awareness of policies and practices… Continue Reading Building links with Asylum Seekers – Bristol

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Jun 032018

BEING THE BOSS  National Information Gathering Survey  INTRODUCTION – Who we are and why we are doing a survey “Being the Boss” is a national network of disabled people who employ their own personal assistants (P.A.s)/support workers or carers. Our central role has been to support disabled people who employ their own Personal Assistants by… Continue Reading Help needed with national survey by Being the Boss

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Jun 032018

sadly neither Welsh Labour not the national DPO – Disability Wales whose funding of course comes via Welsh Labour are supporting this vital campaign.   Please find below an important Thunderclap that we should all get involved in to help save the Welsh Independent Living Grant, #SaveWILG.  This grant allows disabled people with high care and support… Continue Reading Please sign up to thunderclap to help save the Welsh Independent Living Grant

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May 222018

reblogged from an email. For disabled people receiving social security payments this is an important victory. Hopefully the first of many ACORN is four years old this month and this summer marks ten years since greedy bankers destroyed the global financial system, plunging millions of us into poverty and providing the justification for the destruction… Continue Reading Victory for Acorn shows Direct Action Works

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May 192018

Monday 21st May 2018 marks the first day of the new Govia Thameslink (GTR) timetable. Buying a ticket means you have entered into a contract with the GTR. That contract is the same contract for all those who purchase a ticket. Your chosen train will deliver you to your chosen destination at the time agreed… Continue Reading Disabled People in uproar against new Thameslink Timetable

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May 192018

Co hosted by the Association of British Commuters The full story behind the RMT story yesterday is even more shocking than the newspapers made out, and has created a huge wave of anger within the disabled community. With the Thameslink timetable launching on Monday the press will be out in force and there is a… Continue Reading People’s Picket: Disabled passengers protest against GTR Monday 21st 5pm London Bridge Station

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May 162018

PRESS COMMENT – Immediate release Fuelpovertyaction.org.uk twitter: @fuelpovaction It is a breakthrough that, after months of refusing to do so, the government has finally agreed to fund the replacement of flammable cladding on social housing tower blocks.  They are offering £400 million for replacement of cladding, and, we presume, insulation. This should significantly speed up… Continue Reading Fuel Poverty Action Group: Commitment on cladding is a breakthrough – but just a beginning

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May 112018

Disability News Service (DNS) has been investigating claims of dishonesty in the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment process for the last 18 months. Now a leading discrimination lawyer has said he may be able to take legal cases on behalf of PIP claimants who believe that the healthcare professionals who carried out their face-to-face assessments… Continue Reading Dishonesty in PIP process – legal challenge possible

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May 082018

On June 29th help us honour the memories of Kamil Ahmad and others who have been failed by the system. We are holding an event as part of Bristol Refugee Festival to: bring together the disability and the asylum/immigration sectors get the voices of disabled asylum seekers / refugees better heard build awareness of policies… Continue Reading Bristol DPAC: Honouring Kamil: Exploring Disability and Migration Fri 29 June 2018, 14:30 – 20:00 BST

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May 032018

1.8 million disabled people with unmet housing needs 580,000 of whom are of working age 2/3 of single disabled people living alone are in poverty Disabled people are twice as likely as non disabled people to be social housing tenants There is a shortage of accessible housing across Britain. Of the councils in England with… Continue Reading Housing and disabled people: ‘Between a rock and a hard place’

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May 022018

May 2nd, 2018 Join us today for the 2nd day of the vigil outside the high court  to support the first judicial review against the Government’s decision to bring in Universal Credit. The case will focus in particular on the removal of the Severe and Enhanced Disability Premiums which will have a devastating impact on… Continue Reading 2nd day, today, of the vigil outside the high court for Universal Credit court case – Join us

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Apr 302018

GREENWICH ADULT COMMUNITY LEARNING based at the Greenwich Park Site, Royal Hill, SE10 8QB. Greenwich is running courses for learners with a specific learning difficulty or disability. I am running Performing Arts 1-3pm every Wednesday. If you would like to come, or know anybody please let them know. It is student led and I do… Continue Reading Greenwich: Performing Arts courses for people with a learning impairment

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