Liverpool & Merseyside campaign vs Budget cuts

Together with campaigner Sue Ferguson, we’re working with Liverpool Against the Cuts against the increased care charges passed by Liverpool City Council in December 2021, and further Budget cuts to social care and other services in 2022. Sue spoke out to Disability News Service. People from the Scrap Care Charges campaign, including in the North … Read more

Public interest news: Greenwich diverted £21m funds away from social care before charges hike

THANK YOU 853 London news for breaking this story. This shows that Greenwich had previously diverted £21m of the government Better Care Fund away from social care, then increased charges from our disability benefits to squeeze another £1.6m from disabled residents. (The Better Care Funds from government are meant for support in the community so … Read more

Update: Scrap care charges of woman cancer patient

Update about woman cancer patient fighting extortionate care charges by Camden  The woman cancer patient we are helping, thanks everyone for their support.  She says: “Love and care for someone you don’t know is really appreciated.” She was readmitted to hospital last week for treatment for low oxygen due to lung cancer complications. We are … Read more

Camden charged with lacking care

Reprinted from Camden New Journal, 28 October 2021, “John Gulliver”, page 15 — some additions in square brackets. Camden charged with lacking care Why is Camden charging vulnerable people for home care when other Labour councils do not? In 2017, the Care Act 2014 was replaced with legislation that allowed local authorities to charge for … Read more

Camden: Scrap care charges of woman cancer patient

Sharing our letter in the Camden New Journal — get in touch if you would like to support the woman and help us campaign. See latest update. LETTERS Scrap these care charges 28 October, 2021 ‘We are all entitled to support services; women especially who have cared for people all our lives but when we … Read more

Scrap Care Charges — watch campaigners’ webinar across England

On 2 June, we were delighted to be part of a Zoom webinar by Inclusion London, with around 100 campaigners against care charges, across London, England and Wales. Watch on YouTube here Claire from WinVisible spoke at around 1:28 into the video, after Tara and Kevin from Hammersmith & Fulham. We’re thrilled that so many … Read more

Fantastic panel for Wed 21 April – all welcome

Be at our next workshop on Zoom: Wednesday 21 April, 1.30pm-3.30pm Campaigning together for independent living, respectful & caring relationships, and to restore the rights the Coronavirus Act suspended Register free on Eventbrite here.  Email us if support needed: win@winvisible.org Hammersmith & Fulham: working together – the only borough in England to have free social care … Read more

Care Act rights to be restored

We are sharing the statement from Inclusion London: “On the 25th of March 2021, the House of Commons debated the one year review of the Coronavirus Act. This was an opportunity for the Government to restore Disabled people’s rights taken away by the Coronavirus Act. On 19 March, along with other leading Disabled People’s organisations, … Read more

Restore Care Act rights — #Scrap the easements!

On Thursday 25 March, the Coronavirus Act comes up for review by Parliament after one year in force, with a vote by MPs on whether temporary provisions should be renewed. Watch the debate in Parliament online here. We are sharing the open letter co-ordinated by Inclusion London. 27 disability organisations, WinVisible among them, are calling … Read more

Welcome to WinVisible’s workshops on Zoom

Welcome to WinVisible’s workshops on Zoom — three dates and topics coming up: Starting on Wednesday 17 March 1.30pm-3pm Women fighting for disability benefit rights under COVID How we win exemption from the hated interviews – Andie Left in limbo on basic Universal Credit: fighting Maximus and DWP “inconclusive” work capability telephone interview – S … Read more