Feb 142019

Has the Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) impacted you or your family?  For instance have you experienced the impact of issues such as: o   Removing the work-related activity support component in Employment and Support Allowance o   The reduction of the benefit cap (to £23,000 in London, £20,000 the rest of the UK) o   The… Continue Reading Please help Inclusion London with research into effects of the Welfare Reform Act (2016)

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Feb 082019

RCG would like to invite you to protest outside Peckham job centre against UC and all benefit cuts and sanctions on Friday 1 March at 1.30pm There will be an open mic and they would like people to speak and bring their banners etc Please see the below https://www.facebook.com/events/250940512312018/

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Feb 082019

ADKC Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea ADKC, an organisation of disabled people who live and work in Kensington & Chelsea require A DISABILITY SPECIALIST LEGAL ADVICE WORKER Salary: £25,786 4 days per week To provide a quality Specialist Disability Legal Advice service to disabled people throughout the Borough. Specialising in Welfare Benefits and general Advice… Continue Reading Job Ad: Legal Advice Worker – Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea

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Feb 072019

With thanks to the author, Emily. You can visit her blog here: https://starfishmainlyobeys.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/doublespeak/ Disability Confident, double standards and doublespeak The problems with Disability Confident are well known, at least amongst disabled people. It promotes the employer without necessarily providing any help to the employees it’s supposed to benefit. Experiencing this first hand has given me a… Continue Reading Disability Confident, a disability Con.

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Feb 072019

Inquiry call after ‘fitness for work’ firm ‘admits it has no safeguarding policy’ The government’s “fitness for work” contractor appears to have no written policy on how to protect the safety of people claiming out-of-work disability benefits, despite years of evidence linking the assessment with deaths and serious harm. Only last week, it emerged that… Continue Reading News from Disability News Service for 7th Feb

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Feb 042019

Applications are now invited for 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in a new Marie Curie Network focused on Disability Advocacy Research. Each researcher will work on a different topic based in one of eight universities and non-governmental organisations across Europe, and be supervised for preparation of a PhD. The ESRs will receive training in law,… Continue Reading Applications for research posts invited

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Jan 312019

Cross-government suicide prevention plan ignores DWP Ministers have failed to include the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in a new cross-government plan aimed at reducing suicides, despite years of evidence linking such deaths with the disability benefits system and social security reforms. The Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) first Cross-Government Suicide Prevention… Continue Reading Disability News Service news for 31st Jan

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Jan 312019

Universal Basic Income (UBI) – a regular cash payment made to individuals without means testing or conditionality – has been described as an idea whose time has come, supported across the political divide from free market libertarians to left wingers attracted to the idea of emancipating the working classes from wage labour. With disabled people… Continue Reading New DPAC Report on Universal Basic Income

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Jan 302019

Following on from the Independent Living Strategy Group report into charging for social care we’d like to get more information on charging and how it is affecting people. Please could people fill in details in the form below. Could you also email us at mail@dpac.uk.net if you’d be willing to speak to the journalist Frances… Continue Reading Please help our research on charging for Social Care

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Jan 242019

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking people to join the new Regional Stakeholder Network. We are looking for Chairs and Members for 9 regional groups across England. Applications should be completed by 29th March 2019.  There is no renumeration for either chairs or members and only occaissonal travel costs to London available.       The Regional… Continue Reading Is it Workfare? ODI looking for disabled people stupid enough to work for free

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Jan 242019

See below a letter from a coalition of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), of which DPAC is a part, to the Cabinet Office, regarding a workshop, run by the Cabinet Office, about disabled people’s issues, that DPOs were excluded from. For background to this letter see: Shock and anger at government’s failure to invite DPOs to… Continue Reading Nothing about us, without us? Not according to the Cabinet Office

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Jan 242019

DWP refuses to reveal police forces that share information on disabled protesters The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is refusing to say which police forces have passed it video footage and other information about claimants of disability benefits who have taken part in anti-fracking and anti-austerity protests. DWP’s attempt to hide its links with… Continue Reading Disability News Service news for 24th Jan

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Jan 212019

 As well as our previous post about a vigil at 1.30 pm concerning two UC cases this weektThe Alliance For Inclusive Education supports a human rights legal challenge around the provision of support for Disabled pupils with visual impairments within mainstream schooling. On the 23rd January in the High Court a severely visually impaired pupil… Continue Reading January 23rd – It’s all happening at the High Court

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Jan 182019

  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

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Jan 182019

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

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Jan 172019

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

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Jan 152019

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

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Jan 132019

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

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Jan 102019

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

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Jan 032019

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

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Dec 302018

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

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