Councillors labelled ‘murderers’ as Greenwich votes to increase adult social care charges

On 29 January, Greenwich Council cabinet decided to charge people £1.6 million more for social care, and make £8m cuts to the free rehabilitation which people coming out of hospital are entitled to get, and other support. Here is the South London Press report by James Twomey.  Plus below, our Kate Brown‘s speech to the Scrutiny Committee … Read more

Greenwich care charges — fight goes on

Reposted from News Shopper: “Our lives are being put at risk”: Disability advocate hits out at new proposed care costs By Lachlan Leeming  @LeemingLachie Local Democracy Reporter – Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich Greenwich’s scrutiny committee on Thursday and (inset) community opposition gathered at Wednesday’s meeting.   An activist awarded an MBE for her work fighting for the disabled … Read more

Emergency Workshop Rally for Greenwich people, Fri 3 Jan 2020

GREENWICH  DISABLED PEOPLE — EMERGENCY WORKSHOP RALLY  to Maintain Our Adult Social Care Services  Friday 3 Jan 2020 — 3.30pm to 6pm. Change of venue, now at The Great Harry pub, 7-9 Wellington St, Woolwich, London SE18 6PQ (near Woolwich Arsenal overground station.  From the station, same direction as if you are going towards the … Read more

No to care charges hike — Greenwich open letter

No to care charges increases – WinVisible letter and submission Royal Borough of Greenwich     Adult social care consultation 2019 Open letter to Cllr Averil Lekau, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health And submission to Dear Cllr Lekau and Naomi Alexander, RBG Adult social care consultation 2019 We write to strongly oppose … Read more

Independent living + living wage for family carers

Here is our submission to the Labour Policy Forum  to the topic, “Health and social care”.  Please comment and like our submission via this link Anyone can make a submission, as an individual or organisation, as a Labour Party member or guest.  The consultation ends today, 30 June.  Women are the majority of disabled people/pensioners reliant on … Read more

Costs of disability

Scope’s report ‘The Disability Price Tag 2019‘ shows how disability benefits are much too low to live on (as well as the DWP cutting off and sanctioning people like Jodey Whiting). At the same time, councils and other authorities are wildly undercounting people’s disability expenses, and making people pay more charges for homecare and support services from … Read more

Tribute to Debbie Domb

Debbie Domb, a disability rights community campaigner, whose commitment was central in winning free homecare in the London borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) for thousands of older and disabled people, has died aged 60.  H&F is the only Council in the whole of England to have policy, not to impose charges on us. We … Read more

Fighting care charges

Natasha Cox from WinVisible recently spoke out about how care charges have affected her life, in an interview with the Camden New Journal. She is one of the severely disabled people hit by the charges increase which Camden implemented from last October. We were part of a community campaign against this, and supported Carers and … Read more