We’re supporting The Mothers Manifesto protest outside Parliament calling for action on food insecurity of children and mothers. The Mothers Manifesto is a group of mothers and grandmothers from Cornwall and Devon who have travelled to London and camped outside Parliament and Downing Street on hunger strike to highlight children and mums going hungry because … Read more
Thanks to My London news and reporter Joe Coughlan, read Emma’s story below. WinVisible says: Our member Emma is severely disabled and won reduced care charges down to £4.19 a week, from £48.27, with our support. She is due a cash refund from Bromley Council. Bromley has privatised who decides care charges, so people … Read more
Disabled people are paying “a tax on disability” by being forced to fund soaring care charges out of their benefits as the cost of living pushes care users into financial crisis . . . [WinVisible] said some disabled women are being coerced into sex by acquaintances after turning to them for care because they couldn’t pay care charges.
On Tuesday 25 April, we’re joining Fuel Poverty Action, Disabled People Against Cuts and others in support of Helen Timson, a disabled woman who successfully challenged benefit deductions by the DWP done without her knowledge or consent — the DWP is now appealing against this. Vigil details: Time: 9.15-10.15am and 12-2pm — WinVisible joining at … Read more
Forced prepay meters: magistrates have been rubber-stamping court orders for forced installation against sick and disabled people, families and mothers with infants. Good news shared from The Guardian 6 February 2023: “Magistrates have been ordered to stop issuing warrants allowing energy firms to force fit prepayment meters in England and Wales. One of the country’s … Read more
January 2023 Paul Morgan-Bentley undercover with Arvato Financial Solutions on behalf of British Gas. Breaking in to install forced prepay meters on children with a single father, a single mother with a newborn baby, sick and disabled people. Flouting the Ofgem rules on vulnerable users. November 2022 British Gas owner Centrica hands £250m to shareholders … Read more
Photo: Vigil in memory of Lawrence Bond, Kentish Town Jobcentre, January 2017 Shared from Camden New Journal with thanks — our piece in their Disability History Month special edition: WinVisible helps people with support and information Thursday, 29th December 2022 — By Frankie Lister-Fell FOR 38 years a Kentish-Town based disabilities group has been a powerful … Read more
Stop energy companies forcing us onto prepayment meters — prevent illness and deaths from cold and damp! Sign the petition by 38 Degrees here: https://act.38degrees.org.uk/act/stop-forced-prepayment… The petition targets Centrica (British Gas), EDF, Eon, Ovo (SSE), Octopus and Scottish Power. 38 Degrees says: “Since July 2021, energy suppliers have obtained more than 490,000 warrants to enter … Read more