May 082018
 

On June 29th help us honour the memories of Kamil Ahmad and others who have been failed by the system. We are holding an event as part of Bristol Refugee Festival to: bring together the disability and the asylum/immigration sectors get the voices of disabled asylum seekers / refugees better heard build awareness of policies… Continue Reading Bristol DPAC: Honouring Kamil: Exploring Disability and Migration Fri 29 June 2018, 14:30 – 20:00 BST

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May 032018
 

1.8 million disabled people with unmet housing needs 580,000 of whom are of working age 2/3 of single disabled people living alone are in poverty Disabled people are twice as likely as non disabled people to be social housing tenants There is a shortage of accessible housing across Britain. Of the councils in England with… Continue Reading Housing and disabled people: ‘Between a rock and a hard place’

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May 022018
 

May 2nd, 2018 Join us today for the 2nd day of the vigil outside the high court  to support the first judicial review against the Government’s decision to bring in Universal Credit. The case will focus in particular on the removal of the Severe and Enhanced Disability Premiums which will have a devastating impact on… Continue Reading 2nd day, today, of the vigil outside the high court for Universal Credit court case – Join us

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Apr 302018
 

GREENWICH ADULT COMMUNITY LEARNING based at the Greenwich Park Site, Royal Hill, SE10 8QB. Greenwich is running courses for learners with a specific learning difficulty or disability. I am running Performing Arts 1-3pm every Wednesday. If you would like to come, or know anybody please let them know. It is student led and I do… Continue Reading Greenwich: Performing Arts courses for people with a learning impairment

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Apr 302018
 

FAMILY COURT ON TRIAL FOR UNJUSTLY TAKING CHILDREN FROM THEIR MOTHERS Protest outside family court first Wednesday of every month. 12.30-1.30pm London court  First Avenue Hse, 42-49 High Holborn, WC1V 6NP   Mothers and other carers protest outside Holborn and Brighton family court against the increasing numbers of children taken into care, court secrecy, cuts… Continue Reading Protest, 1st Wednesday of each month: FAMILY COURT ON TRIAL FOR UNJUSTLY TAKING CHILDREN FROM THEIR MOTHERS

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Apr 262018
 

Following this article about DWP interference in the way that GPs treat patients who have been refused ESA, DPAC have initiated a letter to the Royal College of GPs and the BMA GP Section, asking those organisations to get involved in this issue. The letter to the Royal College of GPs is copied below and… Continue Reading Letter to the Royal College of GPs and BMA about DWP interference in GP Practice

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Apr 252018
 

25th April 2018 Duncan Lewis Solicitors client promised life-saving cancer treatment in high-profile case On 24 April 2018, the Royal Marsden Hospital finally committed to giving Duncan Lewis’ client Albert Thompson1 the radiotherapy treatment that he requires to treat his prostate cancer; however the NHS Charging Regulations remain unlawful.   Mr Thompson was first told that… Continue Reading Have you or someone you know been refused treatment on the NHS?

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Apr 242018
 

Open discrimination is freely taking place on high streets up and down the country. No DSS’ signs are a common sight in letting agent windows and websites. They mean that people who earn housing benefit, struggling with housing costs due to rising rents and shrinking wages, are locked out of many homes. They are being… Continue Reading Have you been discriminated against while finding somewhere to rent? If so let Shelter know

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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.   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 calling for includes: how sanctions… Continue Reading Your experience of benefits sanctions needed – call for evidence

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Apr 152018
 

We need you to do something for DPAC! We want to get as many people as possible emailing their MP in the early part of this week, Monday or Tuesday asking for a response about their position on Universal Credit Let us know when you have emailed the MP and let us know if they… Continue Reading Take Action for DPAC! Write to your MP about Universal Credit as part of our National Day of Action on UC this Wednesday

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Apr 152018
 

Join us outside the high court on Tuesday 1st May to support the first judicial review against the Government’s decision to bring in Universal Credit. The case will focus in particular on the removal of the Severe and Enhanced Disability Premiums which will have a devastating impact on Disabled people. When the Government introduced Universal… Continue Reading Vigil outside the high court for Universal Credit court case – 9.30am 1 May 2018

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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 102018
 

The RMT are  holding a national rally in London at 11.30 am at Old Palace Yard, London, SW1P 3JY opposite the Palace of Westminster (in front of the George V statue). This important rally coincides with the 2nd anniversary of the start of RMT strike action against Driver Only Operation. Since then members in six… Continue Reading National ‘Oppose Driver Only Operation’ Rally Wednesday 25th April.

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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 292018
 

If you’re on jobseeker’s allowance or  claiming universal credit you may be able to get a free railcard from the jobcentre which gives 50% off many rail tickets, thanks to a little-known discount scheme. For more information, click this link

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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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