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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May 252017

At the 2015 election, 49 Conservative candidates won seats in which they polled fewer votes than the combined total of Labour, Liberal Democrats, Greens, Scottish Nationalists, Plaid Cymru, and Mebyon Kernow. This list shows which came closest (Liberal Democrat 19, Labour 29, and SNP 1): Aberconwy – Labour; Bath – LD; Bedford – Labour; Berwick… Continue Reading #TrashTheTories – who to Vote for in 49 seats where Tories won with a minority number of the overall votes

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May 212017

DPAC supporters have been busy posting facebook adverts in marginal constituencies to reach thousands of voters asking them to make sure to register and vote. Before June 8th we need to post and pay for more adverts on facebook to tell voters the truth about Tory policies towards not just us but also children and… Continue Reading Sorry but we need some money- can you spare £1 for DPAC’s election campaigning #TrashTheTories

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May 192017

this is a press release from the national Pensioners’ Convention which shows just how savage the attacks against pensioners will be if the Tories are re-elected. Conservatives offer “Frankenstein’s monster” of a plan to solve care crisis Posted on May 18, 2017 Conservatives offer “Frankenstein’s monster” of a plan to solve care crisis Britain’s biggest pensioner… Continue Reading First They Came for Disabled People and Now for Pensioners

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May 182017

Watch the video and then you might like to ask Transport for London to watch the video and explain themselves (contact details below the video) A video testimony by activist Doug Paulley, Trying to get home from Westminster in my wheelchair, I discover the lift at Kings Cross is out of order, with no advance… Continue Reading Ask Transport for London to explain appalling service to disabled people #TransportforLondon

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May 152017

Anthony, a film maker, is making some videos for DPAC to use in the election about cuts people have faced or problems people have had with social care or benefits cuts. We’re particularly interested but not exclusively looking for: people who have or may lose DLA, or had a Motability vehicle taken away after a… Continue Reading Film maker wants to interview disabled people for DPAC videos – a chance to tell your story

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May 142017

#TrashTheTories Maidenhead – Saturday June 3rd  meet for  2pm at rail station forecourt. Please join us if you can as Maidenhead which is Theresa May’s constituency has been chosen for Disabled People Against Cuts last national demonstration before the General Election. With the station as the starting point at 2pm DPAC will take its message… Continue Reading #TrashTheTories – Join us in Maidenhead June 3rd from 2pm

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May 122017

[from People’s Assembly ] Captain SKA’s track ‘Liar Liar’ has been remastered to target Theresa May and the Conservative Party for the General Election. It’s a scathing attack on Tory Government’s record. It will be available to download from Friday 26 May.  In 2010 the original track hit no.1 in the UK Reggae charts – the… Continue Reading Theresa May: She’s a Liar Liar! You can’t trust her… #TrashTheTories

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May 122017

Digital Games for Rehabilitation and Recommender Apps with Privacy Management for Disabled People I am a senior lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow and am a member of DPAC Glasgow.  I am  carrying out this survey with an Italian colleague. We are both disabled. The survey covers two related studies on (i) digital games in the rehabilitation of disabled… Continue Reading Life goes on amidst the election chaos – help needed with research

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May 102017

8 June 2017 General election Housing at a crossroads This general election needs to focus attention on housing, a major concern for voters.  Five million people are on council waiting lists; buying a home has never been more unaffordable; private renters typically spend half their income on rent; homelessness has doubled since 2010; good homes are… Continue Reading Homes For All: Election Protest Thurs 25 May Parliament Sq

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May 092017

On this page you’ll find details of all of the online activities we have planned for DPAC’s #TrashTheTories election campaign We’ll update this page with new information regularly so keep checking back Memes you can use in your own tweets and Facebook posts You can download all the graphic images for the #TrashTheTories Campaign here … Continue Reading Online Shenanigans for DPAC #TrashTheTories #GE2017 #GE17 (new activities added: 12 May)

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May 082017

It is vitally important that every disabled, and young person is registered to vote as both groups are under-represented in elections. We are therefore asking all DPAC supporters to write urgently ie. this week to their local papers.   Here is a template letter you can use   Dear Editor, I’d like to invite any… Continue Reading Write Urgently to Your Local Newspaper #TrashTheTories

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