independent voice for women with disabilities, of all backgrounds, ages
and situations -- since 1984
is a multi-racial community group of women with visible and invisible
disabilities: polio, sickle cell anaemia, osteo-arthritis, visually
impaired, mental health issues, cancer . . . from different
backgrounds: asylum seekers, refugees, other immigrants, UK-born.
At WinVisible, disabled
women meet and support each other, overcome isolation and
discrimination, and often win what we are entitled to.
self-help information and advocacy, on benefits, accessing services,
homecare charging and many other problems, transport, health, against
discrimination, including in employment.
Our self-help Benefit Rights Sheet
helps many people to win their disability benefits, defend
themselves against benefit sanctions, bedroom tax, evictions,
Council Tax bills, and know their rights as Council and private
tenants, and basic community care rights as disabled asylum
seekers and immigrants.
disabled and surviving in an inaccessible and prejudiced world is very
hard work. And many disabled women are mothers and carers for elderly
relatives and others in the community, on top of coping with our own
disability or ill-health.
disabled women against discrimination of all kinds, including mums who
risk losing their children because they are seen as ‘unfit’, refugees,
claimants denied benefits.
volunteer sessions, with training and support provided.
Information and advocacy by phone, email and website.
rights workshops -- contact us if you are interested in having a
joint workshop hosted by your group.
Testifying how cuts to benefits, legal aid, homecare and carers’
wages, healthcare and other services affect disabled women, and
defending our entitlements.
mistreatment by private companies who profit from this, such as
Maximus, Atos, Capita, Care UK, Mears.
for money and resources to protect us against dependence and promote
with women’s and other organisations, for example:
and prevent violence against disabled women and girls by
institutions or abusive partners or family members.
the Living wage for mothers and other carers petition.
Like other women, disabled women want recognition that our
caring work, for ourselves as well as others, is vital to society.
Solidarity with people with disabilities in other countries such as
survivors of the continuing industrial disaster in Bhopal, India.
us: Tel 0207
25 Wolsey Mews, London NW5 2DX, UK
Kentish Town tube