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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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Care charges — our Open Letter to Brent Council

By winvisibleblog | 22/12/2023 | 0 Comments
WinVisible women holding our banner and placards at a protest against care charges.

16 December 2023 To: Cllr Neil Nerva, Cabinet member, Public Health and Adult Social Care cllr.neil.nerva@brent.gov.uk Andrew Davies, Head of Commissioning, Contract and Market Management andrew.davies@brent.gov.uk Open letterResponse to Brent Adult Social Care Charging Policy Consultation Consultation info We are writing from WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities), a multi-racial grassroots self-help organisation, based … Read more

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

By winvisibleblog | 07/12/2023 | 0 Comments
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

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Bhopal gas disaster — survivors still demand compensation and justice

By winvisibleblog | 02/12/2023 | 1 Comment

On this 39th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, and always, since 1984: We are with you, the women and community of Bhopal (India): demanding compensation, criminal justice, medical care, increased income to go to more survivors, meet housing needs, Dow Chemical to clean up the site. Here is their press release, shared from the … Read more

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

By winvisibleblog | 28/11/2023 | 0 Comments
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

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