Disabled woman felt ‘bullied’ by energy firm

Shared from Ruby Flanagan, Daily Express personal finance writer Disabled woman felt ‘bullied’ by energy firm when asking for help to avoid prepayment plan Ebere signed up to her provider through Priority Services (Image: GETTY) [Stock photo]                      A disabled woman says her energy bills have “shot up” significantly due to her reliance on medical equipment. By RUBY … Read more

London Councils: Don’t penalise Taxicard users for DWP delay

A disabled mum won back her Taxicard — which was unfairly cancelled by London Councils due to DWP delays with her PIP reassessment — with support from us and her MP. Together, we have now written to London Councils asking them not to treat it as a one-off, but to change their policy for everyone … Read more

Open letter from groups urges Government to increase disability benefits

WinVisible has been attending the Disability Poverty Campaign Group. Here is the Open Letter sent to Liz Truss by the Disability Poverty Campaign Group and Disability Benefits Consortium. Our input has helped to highlight the cost of living “disproportionate negative impact falling on disabled women (particularly single mothers), disabled children, disabled people of colour, disabled … Read more

“87,000 people can’t keep up with care bills” 

Care charges. Chaminda Jayanetti writes: “Nearly 90,000 adult care users are behind on their care charge payments, with around one in four of all chargeable care users issued with reminder notices or more serious enforcement action.” Article on Open Democracy international news website. We’re quoted: [WinVisible] said care charges were a form of “violence against … Read more