Hosted by WinVisible – women with visible & invisible disabilities, DPAC and MHRN Wednesday January 23rd, 13.30-13.45pm at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, WC2A 2LL Supporting legal challenge against Universal Credit by the single mum of a disabled daughter, and a man who was on ESA. Mum and daughter are £140/month worse off under… Continue Reading High Court Vigil- UC cases, January 23rd
Haringey Against Universal Credit Public Meeting by SSUCH – Stop & Scrap Universal Credit Haringey The Eventbrite page for the meeting is http://bit.ly/ucevent Thursday 24th January 7.30 Alevi Centre 19 Clarendon Rd Hornsey London N8 0DD Speakers: Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green (chair) Cllr Kaushika Amin, Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Civic Services… Continue Reading Haringey Against Universal Credit Public Meeting – January 24th
Shock and anger at government’s failure to invite DPOs to disability workshop Campaigners have been left “shocked and appalled” by the government’s decision to hold a workshop on the barriers facing disabled people without inviting a single disabled people’s organisation (DPO) to take part. The Cabinet Office workshop is due to take place tomorrow afternoon… Continue Reading Disability News Service news for 17th January
Reblogued from @SpeyeJoe’s blog: No job? Kids? Then you’re homeless is Tory policy. Why don’t Shelter know this? https://speyejoe2.wordpress.com/2019/01/13/no-job-kids-then-youre-homeless-is-tory-policy-why-dont-shelter-know-this/ The Overall Benefit Cap policy which limits a household to £20,000 per year in ‘welfare’ and £384.62 per week will mean that in 2027 the two parent three child household will not get a penny in housing… Continue Reading Why is @Shelter not talking about the Overall Benefit Cap policy? via @SpeyeJoe
NHS Plan Unfit! No to cuts, rationing and privatisation. Signup at the Facebook Event Page Thursday 31 January. 10:00am to 1:00pm RALLY OUTSIDE NHS ENGLAND BOARD MEETING Skipton House, 80 London Road Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6LH. Please come and join fellow KONP supporters in protesting the government’s NHS long term plan. Called by… Continue Reading London 31st Jan: Protest against the NHS Long Term Plan
Home Office’s ‘inhumane’ deportation decision poses ‘risk to life’ Autistic rights campaigners are calling on the government to reverse its “inhumane” decision to ignore detailed, independent medical evidence and force a young disabled man with high support needs and his family to return to India. Disabled activists from Autistic UK say the medical evidence proves… Continue Reading Disability News Service news update for 10th Jan
The journalist Frances Ryan is asking: What advice have you been given by GPs/ pharmacists about medicine ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit? Please get in touch on email@example.com or my Twitter DMs are open. Thanks so much.
Ministerial disability group met just three times… and then was scrapped A cross-government group of ministers set up to “encourage and stimulate progress” towards the inclusion of disabled people in society met just three times before it was scrapped, the government has been forced to admit. Information released by the Department for Work and Pensions… Continue Reading First Disability News Service update of the 2019
Sick of rising rail fares and chaotic commuting? Tired of the endless tinkering with our broken privatised railway system? It’s time for a #RailRevolution. Join our New Year Protests On Wednesday 2 January 2019, as our rail fares rise again by 3.1%, we’re joining forces with our friends at We Own It, the Association of… Continue Reading National Day of Action for Rail, 2nd January #RailRevolution
The austerity programme was initiated in 2010 by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government. It has brought in its wake the destruction of many social support systems for all of us but for disabled people it has meant a severe decrease in our ability to engage in life. The demise of the Independent Living Fund, reductions… Continue Reading The Use of Nazi Imagery in Campaigning – is it unfair to the Tories or a True Reflection?
I am a longstanding DPAC supporter and now also Disability Officer for my local Labour Party (Berwick upon Tweed). I would like to make contact with any other DPAC supporters in Northumberland to discuss campaigning against the Tories ‘hostile environment ‘ & how we can promote justice for all disabled people. Please contact me, Sarah, on firstname.lastname@example.org… Continue Reading Any DPAC’ers in Northumberland?
Police force admits passing footage of disabled protesters to DWP A police force has admitted passing video footage and other information about disabled anti-fracking protesters to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Disability News Service (DNS) reported last week that forces including Lancashire police had been accused of repeatedly targeting and assaulting disabled people… Continue Reading This week’s news from Disability News Service 20th December
Below is the text of a statement by Mental Health Resistance Network (MHRN) refuting the charge that they are an anti-Semitic organisation, brought by a former supporter of the organisation Ben Glass. DPAC wish it to be known that we have worked with MHRN closely over many years and we have never seen the merest… Continue Reading DPAC Statement in Support of MHRN
[Reproduced from the WOW! Website] WOWcampaign/Petition, with the support of MPs Debbie Abrahams and Kate Green, has again secured a debate in the House of Commons through the Back Bench Business Committee; to discuss the urgent need for a cumulative impact assessment of all cuts to disability support. The debate will take place on 19th December 2018… Continue Reading What you can do for #WOWdebate
‘Kicked, punched, knocked unconscious, tipped out of wheelchairs’: Campaigners describe repeated police targeting of disabled anti-fracking protesters Police forces are repeatedly targeting and assaulting disabled people involved in peaceful anti-fracking protests, campaigners have told Disability News Service (DNS). DNS has seen video footage of a string of incidents in which disabled campaigners taking part in… Continue Reading News from Disability News Service, 13th December
Ofsted, the schools inspection service have been concerned in recent months at data suggesting some pupils have been moved off the school register and removed from their school. Disabled pupils and those described as having special educational needs, are more likely to be subject to this practice, called “ off-rolled” This happened to one young… Continue Reading Why we should expose Schools illegal Off- Rolling of pupils?
UN day of disabled people: Newton silent on international day… again The minister for disabled people has been unable to explain why she failed to make any public statement to support disabled people’s battle for rights on the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). It is the second year in a row… Continue Reading This weeks Disability News Service News 6/12/18
What’s your experience of the welfare safety net? The Work and Pensions Select Committee has opened an inquiry into the current state of the UK’s welfare safety net, prompted by the evidence of debt, hunger and homelessness it has heard across several recent inquiries. The inquiry will look at how effectively our welfare system works… Continue Reading consultation on the Welfare Safety Net- or lack of it
DWP softens ‘threatening’ tone of universal credit agreement after claimant’s death The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forced to soften the “threatening” tone of the agreement that claimants of universal credit are forced to sign to receive their benefits, following a secret review into the death of a claimant. A panel… Continue Reading Disability News Service news for this week 29th November
Actions against Universal Credit: a hostile environment for women & children Single mums challenge UC working allowance disaster Tues 27 & Wed 28 November 2018 High Court, Strand, London WC2A 2LL Single mums are in court to challenge the government over the Universal Credit payment system which is inflexible and doesn’t reflect reality. The rigid… Continue Reading Universal Credit – High Court case and Unite Day of Action December 1st
McVey flees DWP without answering key questions on WCA deaths ‘cover-up’ Esther McVey has quit as work and pensions secretary without answering questions she was asked by MPs four months ago about whether her department covered up links between its hated fitness for work test and the deaths of benefit claimants. McVey resigned last week… Continue Reading News from Disability News Service 22nd November
#WeDemand Mental Health Resistance Network (MHRN) has a Protest tomorrow, Tuesday 20th November 2018, from 8am. Why? Westminster Health Forum are holding a seminar tomorrow at OverSeas House, Park Place, St Janes Street London SW1A Called ‘Next Steps For Mental Health Services In England, funding, care and effencies. Which means cuts! In fact, Lord Coles… Continue Reading MHRN Protest tomorrow, 20th November #WeDemand
Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Version with footnotes (PDF) London, 16 November 2018 Introduction The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy, it contains many areas of immense wealth, its capital is a leading centre of global finance, its… Continue Reading Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
The CWU’s fight to save our nation’s cherished Post Office network, which has been recently launched by the union in response to the bombshell announcement that 74 Crown offices are to be franchised (privatised) to high-street retailer WH Smith – a move which will impact some 800 jobs and drastically cut services to communities. CWU… Continue Reading CWU seeking support to keep your local post offices open