Disabled mothers speak out

Channel 5 News: 5pm Wed 25 January Dear friends, We’ve been working with Channel 5 News on a feature where disabled mothers speak out about the discrimination we face and our struggle to stop social workers and the family courts taking our children from us. Watch tomorrow Wednesday 25 January, 5pm-6pm. On Channel 5 TV … Read more

Vigil for Jodey – outside Royal Courts of Justice, Tuesday 31 January

We will join Disabled People Against Cuts and others in support of Joy Dove, mother of Jodey Whiting, for a silent vigil outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the morning of the first day of her appeal against the Court’s ruling against a second and full inquest into Jodey’s death. Info from DPAC: When: … Read more

Disabilities campaigners lead challenge to energy bill meters

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

Disabled mothers demand our legal right to family support

Hands are holding a copy of the Care Act. A child of colour in jeans and red T-shirt stands with his wheelchair user mum, he is leaning into his mum's shoulder.

The Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign (DMRC) co-ordinated by WinVisible (women with visible & invisible disabilities) brings together disabled mothers and other disabled women for the right to have a family and keep our children.  The DMRC, Inclusion London (the London-wide disability equality organisation) and the Support Not Separation coalition, which WinVisible is part of, have … Read more

Disabled women win Taxicard change for users hit by DWP delays on PIP

Info: contact WinVisible   win@winvisible.org  @WinVisibleWomen A disabled mum won back her Taxicard — unfairly cancelled by London Councils due to DWP delays with her PIP benefit reassessment — with support from WinVisible and her MP.  London Councils who oversee Taxicard, said they were willing to make “an exception” in Ms A’s case, given her hardship … Read more

“The UK has a forced adoption problem”

Forced adoptions: disabled mum Lisa says her daughter was taken away NOT due to harm while in her care, but on “the possibility of some form of future mental, physical or emotional harm.”

‘ “Many people don’t understand that that’s how children are taken…and it’s not fair—a mother can’t fight that argument because harm has not yet happened,” says Tracey Norton of the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign, of which Lisa is part.’

Children’s social care review feeds disability discrimination

A year ago, in August 2021, together with Legal Action for Women which co-ordinates Support Not Separation, we sent in joint evidence to the Independent review of children’s social care. The Review was: “A once in a generation opportunity to transform the children’s social care system and provide children with loving, safe and stable families.” We … Read more

Disabled children webinar Tuesday 24 May

Support Not Separation’s Tracey Norton, who co-ordinates the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign, is speaking on the panel of a webinar, Parents of disabled children and child welfare, presented by the International Parent Advocacy Network (IPAN). IPAN say: “The webinar will hear from parents and professionals about what their experiences are and how they are being … Read more