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Wed 17 April – join Bristol open meeting

By winvisibleblog | 10/04/2024 | 0 Comments
A paper budget cut by scissors

Please join this timely online event organised by Bristol Reclaiming Independent Living (BRIL) — we’ll be speaking on the panel: Wednesday 17 April 2024, 6.30pm-9pm  Cuts, charges and co-production BSL interpretation provided * CC closed captions BRIL and supporters oppose the hated “Fair and Affordable Care” proposals by Bristol City Council, and the cuts budget … Read more

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Benefit rights — we’re entitled to survive!

By winvisibleblog | 16/03/2024 | 0 Comments
Two photos. Ariane holds a placard: Disabled people are not a burden -- we're entitled to survive! Women wheelchair users and other disabled protesters, including women holding the WinVisible banner, block the road by Westminster Abbey. Traffic including a bus is stopped.

Ahead of the general election, we’re sick and tired of government and Labour politicians hyping up attacks on our disability benefit rights — and PM Rishi Sunak’s plans to squeeze welfare to pay for tax cuts. In any case, the reduction in National Insurance Contributions announced in the Spring Budget, enriches high earners the most. … Read more

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Bristol update: Hated “affordable care” policy is back — by the back door

By winvisibleblog | 15/03/2024 | 0 Comments
Bristol Reclaiming Independent Living logo. BRIL in a circle.

We are among disability organisations working with Bristol Reclaiming Independent Living (BRIL), and supporting BRIL members who are facing the threat of being forced to live in a care home. Read BRIL’s latest statement about the budget agreed by Bristol City Council. BRIL’s response to the original consultation, including a legal opinion by Doughty St … Read more

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Stop DWP spying on claimants’ bank accounts

By winvisibleblog | 07/03/2024 | 0 Comments
Placard DWP stop snooping -- being poor is not a crime! The two OO are drawn as eyes.

Joining with Big Brother Watch, Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People and others, we’re campaigning against a Bill in Parliament — it gives the DWP powers to snoop on the bank accounts of over 22 million claimants, monitoring every payment by robot algorithm.  Thanks to Big Brother Watch for coming to the #NoMoreBenefitDeaths protest outside … Read more

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Mon 4 March – No More Benefit Deaths!

By winvisibleblog | 29/02/2024 | 0 Comments
Women carrying the WinVisible banner at DWP protest. A placard says: Scrap all benefit cuts & sanctions.

On Monday 4 March, we’re taking part in the #No More Benefit Deaths national day of action called by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC).  Protesting against plans to slash our entitlement to disability benefits, put more disabled claimants on work conditions, and increase sanctions. DPAC info here. The London protest will meet at 12 noonAt … Read more

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The government’s insulting Disability Action Plan

By winvisibleblog | 18/02/2024 | 0 Comments
Two drawings: hands hold a copy of the Care Act. A disabled mum sits in her wheelchair, her son is standing next to her leaning into her shoulder.

We are with disability organisations criticising the government’s insulting Disability Action Plan. Last year, WinVisible and particularly, the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign we co-ordinate, responded to the government consultation which referenced our campaign. We took part in meetings with the Disability Unit focussing on disabled parents and disabled children. Quoted by Mikey Erhardt from Disability … Read more

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Cost of supported living!

By winvisibleblog | 08/02/2024 | 0 Comments
A takeaway box less than half full. A small pie, slices of carrots and two small boiled potatoes with a smear of gravy inside.

A Camden woman with learning disabilities and her support worker from an advocacy group, got guidance from WinVisible, to win a reduction of £100 on her weekly care charges in a supported living place. Ms B asked for our backing in 2021 when she wanted to protest about the poor quality of meals and the … Read more

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Grandmother with cancer wins cancellation of care charges debt

By winvisibleblog | 04/02/2024 | 0 Comments
Women protesting outside a town hall building, most are disabled. Some hold the WinVisible banner. Others hold placards saying Care charges = Violence against women. We want free homecare as in Hammersmith & Fulham. No ifs, no buts, no care cuts.

A grandmother with cancer was pursued by Tower Hamlets council for £2,600 care charges arrears. Her debt was written off after our battle lasting over nine months, with various twists and turns.  Several times, WinVisible quickly had to write to the council asking them to hold off debt recovery, on occasions when she felt too … Read more

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What is the family court “crisis”?

By winvisibleblog | 29/01/2024 | 0 Comments
Title image of the Family Court Crisis Unconference with white on black writing and drawing of a child sitting with head on knees.

On Saturday 20 January, Anne Neale from Support Not Separation and Tracey Norton from the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign (DMRC)/WinVisible spoke about “What is the family court “crisis”? Watch below on YouTube (captions). Anne gives a general overview, Tracey’s talk starts around 15 mins along. This started off a free online conference organised by Family … Read more

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Sign the petition to ban forced prepayment meters for good!

By winvisibleblog | 13/01/2024 | 0 Comments
A prepayment meter with payment key inserted.

Sign the 38 Degrees petition to ban the violent force-fitting of prepayment meters for good! After the temporary ban was lifted last year, immediately, some companies were breaking the code, by applying for warrants against mums with newborns and young children, who they claimed not to know about. Only an outright ban will protect us … Read more

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