France: Yellow Vest women together demand disability rights

Today, Sunday 10 Feb, the women-led disability group Handi Social and women Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests protest movement) held a peaceful women’s procession (walk and roll) in Toulouse, south-west France, for the rights and dignity of disabled people.  It’s on the anniversary of the disability equality law passed on 11 February 2005.  Slogans include: “Stop handiphobie, … Read more

Disabled woman won housing under human rights

Update September 2022 — this ruling has been overturned.  Read more here Previous info: We want to publicise the precedent legal case of a homeless disabled woman we helped, who won the right to housing in 2016, as we’ve heard of women in similar situations where the Council is refusing to provide accommodation.  During the … Read more

Obituary of Keith Armstrong and our tribute Keith Armstrong, a one-man machine fighting for people with disabilities He inspired campaign that made buses, taxis and most public buildings accessible to wheel-chairs Camden New Journal 21 September, 2017 — By John Gulliver  HE was a one-man machine constantly campaigning for better disability rights. Confined to a wheel-chair as a victim of polio from childhood, … Read more

Luke Davey care cut appeal

Disabled man Luke Davey takes care cuts to appeal Luke Davey argues the reduction in his weekly personal budget is unreasonable and unlawful A severely disabled man is taking a legal battle over cuts to his care to the Court of Appeal. Luke Davey, 40, is challenging a ruling upholding Oxfordshire County Council’s decision to … Read more

Benefit rights — private renters

Almost 40% of the annual £25bn housing benefit bill is paid to private landlords, who often get away with charging extortionate rents for poor quality housing. Tenants asking for repairs or furniture have been threatened with eviction or harassed, so it is important to know your rights. Groups that support tenants and also campaign, are: … Read more