Jun 212017

Did you know the DWP had a policy which says they can communicate with Disabled people via email, if a person needs this as an access requirement.  We often hear that in reality you have to fight hard to get them to agree to use an email.  We need to change this. Inclusion London is… Continue Reading Does the DWP communicate with you via email?  Share your experience and support our legal challenge

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Jun 152017

Demonstrate:  Justice for Grenfell! 6pm, Friday 16th June Department for Communities and Local Government 2 Marsham Street, SW1P 4DF fb event and map At least 12 people have died in the fire at Grenfell Tower. They deserve justice. We demand answers. Please let us know if you can make it. Grenfell House- tenants repeatedly warned… Continue Reading Demonstrate: Justice for Grenfell! 6pm, Friday 16th June

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Jun 142017

Join the protests: Protest: May Must Go – No Coalition of Chaos and Hatred – Saturday 17 June, 2-4pm, Whitehall, London, Called by Owen Jones. https://www.facebook.com/events/290268031384019 Protest the Queen’s speech – no to May/DUP racism & bigotry! – Monday 19 June, 6pm–8pm, Parliament Square, London, SW1P. Called by Stand Up to Racism. https://www.facebook.com/events/136916370208377 Not One… Continue Reading Why we must oppose a government held up by the DUP

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Jun 142017

The Secretary of State for Health is addressing the Confed17 NHS Conference. The NHS Confederation is a group which represents some 85% of NHS providers and commissioners. He is scheduled to speak at 11.45 am although we are told he will appear at 10am (but that may change). So people from various NHS activist groups,… Continue Reading Welcome Jeremy Hunt to Liverpool – this Thursday #NHS

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Jun 082017

With thanks to @RRowanOlive for giving us permission to reblog this important piece, please share it widely Elections are frightening times for those of us who need the safety net the state is supposed to provide. Everyone is impacted by political decisions, but for those of us who rely on the NHS to keep us… Continue Reading A guide to surviving the election, please read and share #GE2017 #Vote2017

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Jun 082017

…via Skype. This week we lost the beautiful, talented and ever brilliant Sophie Partridge, aka Ruby Pixie on twitter. Words can’t express how much she will be missed or how greatly the loss will be felt in both the art world and in the disabled people’s campaigning community. So we are simply sharing Soph at her best, carrying on… Continue Reading When Sophie met Russell…

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Jun 072017

Stop Camden Council cuts to social care   ·       NO hiking up care & transport charges to older and disabled people ·       NO closing Netherwood dementia centre & others ·       YES to free homecare as in Hammersmith & Fulham Camden Council meets about these plans on Wednesday 14 June 2017 Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE *King’s Cross/Euston tube 6pm join Save Netherwood Campaign, People’s Centre… Continue Reading Life After the Elections – more of the same protest Camden June 14th

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Jun 052017

DPAC has today launched a series of short films for the final week of the #GE2017 election campaign. The films, generously produced for us by Tough and Rumble media production company, aim to expose the reality of so-called welfare reform and why this election matters so much to Deaf and Disabled People. The series of… Continue Reading DPAC Launches Election Film Series

Jun 052017

  Louise is  a journalist at BuzzFeed UK and they are doing a series of pieces boosting our focus on disability in July.   She says “I’m wondering if you could help me with a possible story I’ve comes across.   I spoke to a lady who uses a wheelchair, who told me that she… Continue Reading Help needed with article on partner’s earnings restrictions in ESA

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Jun 032017

UK Disabled People’s Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance   As DPAC has concerns about the Green Party manifesto pledge on social care we have not included an analysis of that at the moment. The reply we had with regard to our query relating to this seems incomprehensible to us at the moment. https://dpac.uk.net/2017/06/dpac-concerns-social-care-proposals-green-party-manifesto/ reply “I understand… Continue Reading ROFA Comparison of Party Disability Manifestos, with added comments on Green Party’s Social Care Policies

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Jun 032017

#TrashTheTories – film preview, Q &A and discussion with film makers Anthony Swords and Danielle Kummer, disability campaigner Jenny Hurst and DPAC’s Paula Peters   Sunday 4 June 4 – 5.30pm – 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF   As the GE2017 reaches its final week come DPAC invites you to join… Continue Reading #TrashTheTories – film preview, Q &A and discussion Sunday 4th June 4pm Croydon

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Jun 022017

2 days ago, on 31st of May, we wrote the following letter to the Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley asking them to respond to our concerns over their social care Manifesto proposals. We’ve not yet had a response, but we will publish any response we receive. Dear Caroline and Jonathan, We were… Continue Reading DPAC concerns about social care proposals in the Green Party Manifesto

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May 312017

‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ host Disability Queer Riot! 15th July 2-pm – Meet in Soho Square – Facebook page here and website here To book your place please email queertoursoflondon@gmail.com ASAP as there are very limited spaces. Please include in your email any special requirements you have /support needed. Priority places to wheelchair… Continue Reading ‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ host Disability Queer Riot! 15th July 2-pm

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May 292017

The Tories have angered the Deaf community by being the only political party not to produce their manifesto in BSL. The have stated that due to time constraints they are unable to produce one but told one Deaf voter “audio, easy read, and Braille formats will soon be available and we can also provide the Manifesto… Continue Reading Tories Apathy to their Needs Angers Deaf Community

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May 272017

In the vital last 12 days before June 8th we’re asking as many of you as possible to write to your local papers letter page this weekend or this week at the latest. Most local and national papers will only publish letters of 250-300 words so here are a couple of suggested letters to send/edit.… Continue Reading How you can #TrashTheTories from home – please write this week to your local papers #GE2017

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May 272017

Available for download NOW – tell everyone you know! Captain Ska’s “Liar, Liar” is officially released today. We have one week to get it in the top 40s, forcing the BBC to play it over the airways! Click on the following links to download: Itunes – Amazon – Band Camp – Spotify (Please note Captain… Continue Reading Theresa May: She’s a Liar, Liar – get downloading to push it up the charts #TrashTheTories

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May 262017

This is a follow up of a previous article on the Health and Work Conversation: Claiming ESA under Universal Credit: Nobody is unfit for work anymore. Click here to read the article During the Health and Work Conversation, claimants will be asked to fill a questionnaire[1].  It is important to know that this questionnaire can… Continue Reading The health and Work Conversation questionnaire. Comments from an expert

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May 252017

What you will read may be very distressing for you, but we are looking at the worst-case scenario and identifying measures to help you and other claimants.  It would be good to have some feedback on the Health and Work Conversations from people who have made an ESA claim. More we know about it, and… Continue Reading Claiming ESA under Universal Credit. Nobody is unfit for work anymore (updated)

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