A living wage for mothers and other carers — petition

We have been part of the independent living struggle for many years.  “Care” is devalued as something only older and disabled people need, when in reality, everyone needs care from before we are born and throughout life, we all need caring relationships and strive for a caring society.  That is, “care needs” are not just … Read more

We won! Victory for woman told to repay £842 care money

Natasha Cox “petrified” by care bill A WOMAN with severe brain damage and epilepsy has been ordered to repay hundreds of pounds of care payments after Town Hall officials criticised her for spending some of the money on coffee and cleaning. Natasha Cox, a former Hampstead School student who lives in Hampstead, says she is … Read more

Winning free homecare in Hammersmith & Fulham

Campaigners in Hammersmith & Fulham win free homecare! Congratulations to Hammersmith & Fulham Coalition Against Cuts (HAFCAC) – disabled and older people win free homecare! HAFCAC won the commitment from the recently-elected Labour council to abolish homecare charges – a “tax on disability” — from April 2015, paid for by cutting the council’s PR budget.  … Read more

Yes to Free Quality Care

Yes to free, quality care  –  we’ve earned it!  No to charging, rationing, profiteering and neglect.     Maria Nash, Barnet 2013            Justice for Jennyfer Spencer, Camden 2010    Camden pensioners vs cuts to day centres Living longer is a blessing, not a “problem”. If more people need care, why are fewer … Read more