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Disabled Mothers’ Rights Charter launch Wed 12 July 1pm

By winvisibleblog | June 30, 2023 | 1 Comment

Launch of the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Charter Wed 12 July 2023   1- 3pm Easy Read info In person and on Zoom – register free here – contact us if support needed for online registration, or just come along on the day. Contact us if you need childcare. At Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London […]

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Protest Friday: make Kentish Town tube step-free! 

By winvisibleblog | June 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Make Kentish Town tube step-free!  Our needs are not “too expensive”! Tomorrow, Friday 23 June, from 10.30am, we’re joining the protest at Kentish Town tube by Camden Disability Action, supported by Inclusion London. WinVisible (women with visible & invisible disabilities) and Crossroads Women’s Centre are among the organisations who signed their Open Letter to Mayor […]

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Accessible transport: statement to Transport Committee

By winvisibleblog | June 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Here is our submission to the Transport Committee inquiry Accessible transport: legal obligations. The inquiry was launched after campaigners complained about transport access getting worse and equality law being ignored. The Committee examines transport policy issues and has MPs from various parties. Our submission was published on 1 June. Inquiry questions Our statement: Who we […]

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‘It’s a tax on disability’: rising UK social care costs force many into debt

By winvisibleblog | May 28, 2023 | 1 Comment

Disabled people are paying “a tax on disability” by being forced to fund soaring care charges out of their benefits as the cost of living pushes care users into financial crisis . . . [WinVisible] said some disabled women are being coerced into sex by acquaintances after turning to them for care because they couldn’t pay care charges.

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Disability and maternity — speech at Oxytocin event

By winvisibleblog | May 23, 2023 | 2 Comments

On Saturday 13 May 2023, we took part in the Oxytocin Collective Care conference which aims to “bring together art, performance and health care to investigate current debates in birth and motherhood/parenting”. Along with other disabled mothers, Tracey Norton from the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign spoke on the panel “Exploring the experiences of deaf and […]

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Rail staff save lives!

By winvisibleblog | May 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

As disabled women passengers, we NEED more staff for access and safety. Ahead of the rail strike on Saturday, a striker testifies about their lifesaving work and training. Trigger warning — distressing details.

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Universal Credit — self-help tips

By winvisibleblog | May 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Hi all, we’ve updated our Universal Credit self-help tips here. The page includes info for ESA claimants on postponing ESA to UC, and our rights.

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Disabled mothers May actions & events

By winvisibleblog | May 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Join us at these events: Wednesday 3 May, 12.30-1.30 Take away our poverty, not our children! Disabled women are not unfit mothers! Picket of the Family Court held by Support Not Separation, which the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign is part of. Outside Central Family Court, First Ave House, 42-49 High Holborn, WC1V 6NP And join […]

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At XR’s The Big One

By winvisibleblog | April 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Together with 60,000 people and 200 organisations, we took part in XR’s The Big One, four days of action 21-24 April, around Parliament to force the UK government to act on the climate emergency. Alongside the big actions, many events were held by groups across a wide range of issues. Day 1, #Unite to survive […]

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Tues 25 April — Support Helen at court vs DWP auto deductions for energy bills

By winvisibleblog | April 24, 2023 | 2 Comments

On Tuesday 25 April, we’re joining Fuel Poverty Action, Disabled People Against Cuts and others in support of Helen Timson, a disabled woman who successfully challenged benefit deductions by the DWP done without her knowledge or consent — the DWP is now appealing against this. Vigil details: Time: 9.15-10.15am and 12-2pm — WinVisible joining at […]

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