Jul 192017
 

Today, DPAC went to Parliament to lobby MPs about the funding of social care and independent living as part of their Week of Action The funding crisis in social care is having a very real and detrimental impact on Disabled people’s ability to live and take part in the community and the gap between the… Continue Reading Week of Action: DPAC occupies Parliament lobby area to protest against social care funding cuts

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Jul 182017
 

Social care was one of the defining issues of the general election but the vast majority of coverage concentrated on funding for elderly care as opposed to independent living for Disabled people.  However, this year for the first time, the needs of disabled young people and people with mental health support needs have been identified… Continue Reading Call on government to act urgently on independent living/social care funding for disabled pple

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Jul 142017
 

from the Reverend Paul Nicolson Taxpayers Against Poverty No citizen without an affordable home and an  adequate income in work or unemployment. 93 Campbell Road, Tottenham, London N17 0BF, 0208 3765455, 07961 177889,  https://www.facebook.com/Taxpayers-Against-Poverty-299911526728884/ https://twitter.com/taxpayers_a_p www.taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk,  www.z2k.org, www.prohousingalliance.com Yesterday, Highbury Corner Magistrates court, as expected, issued a liability order against me to Haringey Council adding £115 costs.    But far… Continue Reading Haring​e​y Councillors are a disgrace – harassing the poorest

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Jul 122017
 

Thursday 20th July – Turn Up and Go protest Driver Only Operated trains, the removal of guards from trains and rail staff from stations threaten Disabled people’s freedom to travel. On 10th July DPAC campaigners will be joining RMT staff on their picket lines as they take industrial action to defend our right to access public transport.… Continue Reading Thursday 20th July – Turn Up and Go to protest about train and rail staff removal

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Jul 122017
 

I would very much appreciate it if you could sign and share the following petition that I have created to  ask the Welsh Government to reconsider their decision to close the Welsh Independent Living Grant and transfer all responsibility for care and support to hapless local authorities. Click here  to sign the petition Anyone can sign the… Continue Reading Asking the Welsh government to reconsider decision to close the Welsh Independent Living Grant

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Jul 112017
 

DPAC Norfolk, July 18th 12-2pm St. Mary’s House, Duke Street, Norwich https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1930686417206420&id=100007952415161   Bromley DPAC https://www.facebook.com/events/453993204966629/?context=create&previousaction=create&ref=46&source=2&sid_create=2614732195&action_history=[%7B%22surf Bromley DPAC action on Tuesday 18th July 2017. details are as follows: #No2STPs  Stop the Sustainability Development Plans Save the NHS. Bromley Health Watch are having a public meeting at Bromley Central Library about the sustainability development plans, digitalisation… Continue Reading DPAC local actions July 18th

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Jul 032017
 

2017 DPAC Week of Action #SummerofDiscontent #NotOneMoreDay #CutsKill Friday 14th July – Opening ceremony – from 6pm As the World Para Athletics kick off in London, join us at Queens Elizabeth Olympics Park for our own 2017 DPAC week of action opening ceremony. While Atos continue to be a partner of the IPC, disabled people’s… Continue Reading 2017 DPAC Week of Action #SummerofDiscontent #NotOneMoreDay #CutsKill

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Jul 032017
 

Thank you to Gail Ward for this article. Her blog:  https://blueannoyed.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/universal-credit-the-conversation-nobody-is-talking-about/ Twitter: @blueannoyed  Universal Credit (UC) is slowly being rolled out across the UK for some claimants , mainly single claimants and to be continued for couples. The legacy benefits that people are currently getting will eventually become Universal Credit,which runs a live programme (with gateway… Continue Reading Important read: Universal Credit -The conversation nobody is talking about. Updated

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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 102017
 

Tory MPs are the only ones in a position to prevent this unholy and possibly illegal (Good Friday Agreement) coalition so please if you are unfortunate enough to have a Tory MP email them and say why you oppose this now. Here’s a little information if you need it about the DUP http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dup-hung-parliament-results-policies-manifesto-abortion-gay-marriage-climate-change-who-are-they-a7781656.html   You… Continue Reading Theresa Without a Team – Vile Coalition with DUP

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Jun 092017
 

In spite of all the efforts we’ve made over the past few weeks sadly we haven’t all woken up to a Tory-free Britain but the Tories have sustained considerable damage and if May had any morals she would be resigning.   Of course we all know Tories don’t have any morals so she’s not.  … Continue Reading Pick Yourselves Up, Dust Yourselves Down and Start All Over Again. Week of Action provisional dates between July 14th-23rd.

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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