Obituary of Keith Armstrong and our tribute Keith Armstrong, a one-man machine fighting for people with disabilities He inspired campaign that made buses, taxis and most public buildings accessible to wheel-chairs Camden New Journal 21 September, 2017 — By John Gulliver  HE was a one-man machine constantly campaigning for better disability rights. Confined to a wheel-chair as a victim of polio from childhood, … Read more

“Cookie rights” — Caxton Youth Organisation young women’s group

  We went to meet the young women’s group at Caxton Youth Organisation in Westminster, who talked about the verbal abuse and discrimination they get, and their hopes and wishes.  Here’s what they wrote about our visit on 18 July 2017: COOKIE RIGHTS Written by Girls and Young women from Caxton Youth Organisation Why Cookie … Read more

Luke Davey care cut appeal

Disabled man Luke Davey takes care cuts to appeal Luke Davey argues the reduction in his weekly personal budget is unreasonable and unlawful A severely disabled man is taking a legal battle over cuts to his care to the Court of Appeal. Luke Davey, 40, is challenging a ruling upholding Oxfordshire County Council’s decision to … Read more

Mental Wealth Alliance — action against Royal College of Occupational Therapists links with Capita

Mental Wealth Alliance — action against Royal College of Occupational Therapists links with Capita and PIP assessments.  Sound system and open mic, placards. Thur 27 July – meet at Borough Tube at 9.45am – finish after lunch Where: Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 106 – 114 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB The recent conference … Read more

Disabled People Against Cuts week of action — local actions 18 July

      14- 21 July Disabled People Against Cuts Week of Action    #SummerofDiscontent  #NotOneMoreDay  #CutsKill Tuesday 18th July – national Day of Action – check DPAC website for more info.     Our local action Tuesday 18th July 1-2pm Protest  vs benefit cuts & sanctions No Camden cuts  to social care Kentish Town … Read more

Eileen Chubb speaks out — CQC role in poor care

Watch Eileen’s fantastic interview where she criticises the Care Quality Commission’s involvement in poor care and betrayal of whistleblowers who go to the CQC to expose neglect and abuse.  She explains that due to privatisation, if your only demand is more money for social care, it will go to profiteer companies, not to improve care. More … Read more

“Suffer the little children and their mothers” — Legal Action for Women

Read Legal Action for Women’s dossier of mothers’ experiences of Social Services and the family courts.  We co-wrote the chapter on disability discrimination against mothers and children, chapter 10: LAW Dossier 18Jan17 final WinVisible is part of the “Support Not Separation” coalition which was launched in Parliament on 11 July, click here for more info and to … Read more

Benefit sanctions: evidence to Public Accounts Committee of MPs

Summary of our submission to the Public Accounts Committee in 2016 Benefit sanctions and threat of sanction are brutal, have killed people and must be ended. Women, including mothers, and families of colour, are the hardest hit by benefit cuts including the increase in sanctions. It is particularly cruel to sanction, or impose conditions that … Read more