Apr 182018

Today is DPACs National Day of Action on Universal Credit Here are details about the central London protest and the protests happening round the country If you can’t get to one of the protests you can still join in online. Tweet or post to facebook on the hashtag #StopAndScrapUniversalCredit Check with the DPAC Twitter Account… Continue Reading Universal Credit Day of Action: Weds 18th April – Online Protest Material #StopAndScrapUniversalCredit

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Apr 172018

18 April – Join the vigil for justice Join the fight to save our justice system at a vigil outside the Ministry of Justice from 7-8pm on 18 April. Cuts to legal aid mean too many people are being priced out of justice. When legal aid was introduced 8 out of 10 people were entitled… Continue Reading Vigil for Justice, 18th April 7-8pm, Outside Ministry for Justice #Time4Justice

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Apr 172018

Let Inclusion London know about your experience of welfare benefit sanctions in the last 2 years.   The information will be used to inform our evidence to a Select Committee inquiry into sanctions. Please send your evidence to Henrietta.Doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk by 17 May The Work and Pensions Committee recently launched an inquiry into benefit sanctions.  The evidence the Committee is… Continue Reading Your experience of benefits sanctions needed – call for evidence

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Apr 122018

Please send your submissions about sanctions to the Work and Pension Committee. The Committee is asking specific questions, and we recommended that you respond to them in the order they are asked, but nothing prevents you from expanding and describing the appalling impact sanctions had or have on you.  Importantly, as sanctions are supposed to… Continue Reading Benefit sanctions inquiry launched. Please give your views to the Work and Pension Committee

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Apr 112018

Important local & mayoral elections take place in many parts of England on 3 May and the deadline to register to vote is less than a week away (Tuesday 17th April). If you’re not registered to vote you can register at the government’s voter registration page (it only takes a few minutes). And if you… Continue Reading Register to Vote by 17th April for the 3 May Council and Mayoral Elections

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Apr 042018

The DWP has issued a new ESA65B, the form used to inform a patient’s GP of their WCA outcome.  This form which requests GPs not to send any further fit notes for ESA purposes after a claimant has been found fit for work, unless they appeal had already been at the centre of a controversy.… Continue Reading YOU can prevent the DWP interfering in the patient/doctor’s relationship

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Apr 042018

As we’re being asked more and more often to endorse candidates standing for various political positions we feel that it is important to re-iterate that DPAC remains completely independent from supporting any particular political party. Nor can we guarantee to endorse someone just because they are a disabled person – after all some disabled people… Continue Reading A Policy Statement about endorsing candidates

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Apr 032018

The Public Law Project (PLP) is an independent, national legal charity which aims to improve access to justice for those whose access is restricted by poverty, discrimination or other similar barriers. It represented RF in the recent High Court case where the DWP’s changes to the PIP regulations were found to unlawfully discriminate against people… Continue Reading Evidence sought in case concerning DWP’s policies for communicating with people with disabilities

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Mar 252018

All over Britain we’re holding locally based protests against universal credit to support the DPAC demonstration in London. Obviously everyone can’t get to London so this is going to open up the event and make it easier for more people to access and take part. Sheffield Anyone is welcome to come and speak at the… Continue Reading 18 April: Universal Credit National Day Of Action – Local demos

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Mar 242018

Our colleagues from the Public Law Project are taking the DWP to court for the failure to make good reasonable adjustments for disabled people who need communication via email. We are supporting this challenge and need people to share their experience with us. If you have asked the DWP to communicate with via email, please… Continue Reading Support the legal challenge by sharing your experiences of getting the DWP to communicate via email

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Mar 232018

New job opportunity – Campaigns and Outreach Officer  We are looking for a new Campaigns and Outreach officer! Please have a look at our job advert below and forward to anyone you think may be interested – or consider applying yourself if you meet the criteria. Campaigns and Outreach Officer £29k, Brixton, London Transport for… Continue Reading Transport for all: Campaigns and Outreach Officer job opportunity

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Mar 222018

We got this in the DPAC email today: As you will have hopefully heard via the TUC and your own unions already, the movement is currently planning for, and beginning to mobilise, for a national demo in London on Saturday 12th May 2018. Like past demos, we will march from Embankment through London to Hyde… Continue Reading Disillusioned with mass marches through London? Organise your own TUC demo at home!

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Mar 202018

With an impending high court challenge against the  Access to Work cap, the government has announced it is increasing the cap. They say this will affect fewer Deaf and Disabled people. DPAC thinks that any form of cap is inappropriate and discriminatory. Any cap hits those with the highest support needs, effectively penalising Deaf and… Continue Reading After the government’s increase of the Access to Work cap, the cap is still discriminatory

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Mar 202018

A report coming out tomorrow shows that since 2011, the Department for Work & Pensions has underpaid an estimated 70,000 people who transferred to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from other benefits. The ‘error’ related to people who may have been entitled to income-related ESA but were instead only awarded contribution-based ESA, and therefore may… Continue Reading Another DWP botch up – BBC and ITN would like to speak to people affected

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Mar 192018

NHS facing court action over unlawful policies Published: 19 Mar 2018 NHS organisations are facing legal action over discriminatory Continuing Healthcare policies, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned today. The Commission has taken its first steps in judicial review proceeding by issuing legal letters to 13 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).This follows an initial warning… Continue Reading EHRC Threatens Court Action Against 13 Clinical Commissioning Group re- CHC limits

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Mar 192018

  March 15th Stroud, Rising Up! organised an action in solidarity with Disabled People Against Cuts this week. Read the Stroud News and Journal report: “Protesters spray ‘human rights abuse’ on Stroud Job Centre” http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/16090675. “Campaigners said that this afternoon’s action was intended to show the disgust at what the group sees as the latest… Continue Reading Universal Credit Protests around the country

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Mar 172018

Dear Independent Living Campaign supporter, You can watch footage and download the papers and briefings disseminated at the national conference on independent living organised by Disabled People Against Cuts in November 2017 here:  https://dpac.uk.net/2018/03/conference-notes-films-dpac-independent-living-campaign-conference-nov-2017/ We are also finalising a postion paper “Independent Living Support for the Future”, outlining our ideas for developing an independent living… Continue Reading Update on Joint Work on Independent Living/ Social Care funding

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Mar 132018

In November 2017 Disabled People Against Cuts and Disabled People’s Organisations involved in the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance held a national Independent Living Campaign conference. The aim of the day was to take stock of the key barriers to independent living that Disabled people who use adult social care services face and assess how far… Continue Reading Conference notes & films – DPAC Independent Living Campaign Conference Nov 2017

Mar 132018

This Wednesday 18 April join DPAC, Single Mothers’ Self-Defence and WinVisible to call on the Government to #StopAndScrap Universal Credit.  London Protest – meet for 11am outside the visitor’s entrance to House of Commons. You can see details of local actions around the country on this page. To download a flyer for use on the… Continue Reading National Day of Action to #StopandScrap Universal Credit #BenefitsNotBombs

Mar 122018

It used to be called the Budget now it’s called the Spring Statement. Same bullshit, different name as far as we’re concerned. (There is information on what the Spring Statement is all about here if you want to know) But people will be paying attention and looking in on the twitter hashtag #SpringStatement, so we… Continue Reading Online protest for the Chancellor’s Spring Statement 13/3/18

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