Event Mon 11 Dec: End torture of disabled people in residential ‘care’ settings

Image for meeting End Torture of disabled people in residential 'care' settings. A Black woman is speaking into a megaphone standing next to Big Ben, Parliament.

Meeting in Parliament Monday 11 December, 3-5pm Grimond Room, Portcullis House, SW1A 2JH (allow extra time for security check) Westminster tube The Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign (DMRC) / WinVisible and other disability rights organisations are speaking at this meeting by the Alliance for Inclusive Education, Disabled People Against Cuts and Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance.   The … Read more

Bristol: Stop the proposed “Fair and Affordable Care” policy

Bristol Reclaiming Independent Living logo. BRIL in a circle.

Open Letter sent from disability organisations 27 November 2023 (signatories updated 31 January To: Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol mayor@bristol.gov.uk Cllr Helen Holland, Cabinet member, Adult Social Care cllr.helen.holland@bristol.gov.uk Council officers: Mette.Jakobsen@bristol.gov.uk    James.Mahood@bristol.gov.uk    Hugh.Evans@bristol.gov.uk Emma Edwards, leader of the Green Group   Cllr.Emma.Edwards@bristol.gov.uk Cllr Jos Clark – leader of the Lib Dem Group  cllr.jos.clark@bristol.gov.uk OPEN LETTER … Read more

Disability Action Plan — our response to government

Disabled mothers speaking out at the monthly picket of the central Family Court, held by Support Not Separation.

We focussed on disabled mothers and disabled children when we responded to the government’s Disability Action Plan in October. A member of our Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign was involved in the legal challenge to the National Disability Strategy, which the Disability Action Plan follows on from. We decided not to comment on the rest of … Read more

COVID inquiry ‘has shut out’ grassroots disabled people’s organisations

Photo thanks to Rights For Residents Disability News Service reports on how disability organisations have been treated, who applied to take part in the COVID-19 UK inquiry. We are quoted: “WinVisible is another grassroots DPO that has expressed frustration at the inquiry’s decision. Claire Glasman, co-ordinator at WinVisible, said it was unacceptable that the inquiry had … Read more

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

Protesting Royal College of Psychiatrists’ endorsement of abuse and cruelty

Report by Payday men’s network. “On Monday 28 June, Legal Action for Women, Payday men’s network and Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike coordinated a protest against the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) supported by the Prisoner Solidarity Network, Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association, Community Action on Prison Expansion and Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! … Read more

“Solitary confinement is a crime”

WinVisible supported the campaign by Legal Action for Women and Payday men’s network, pressing the Royal College of Psychiatrists to withdraw their endorsement of “Close Supervision Centres” as “enabling environments”. Close Supervision Centres are prison units where people are kept in solitary confinement, sometimes for years. Their open letter to the RCP, which we (among … Read more

Campaigners challenge blanket ban on care homes residents’ visits out

Press release shared from Leigh Day: John’s Campaign, which has campaigned for the rights of families and care homes residents throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, has launched a legal challenge to a blanket ban on visits out of care homes by residents aged over 65 and the requirement for those who are permitted to leave the … Read more

Petition: Please let me see my family before it’s too late!

We’re supporting the petition by Rights for Residents: “Please let me see my family before it’s too late!” On 3 September, women spoke out on the radio (move cursor along to 1:18 or 7:18 am) against care homes refusing them visits against the human rights of residents, including the right to family life. Women described … Read more