6 March 2017
We are extremely anxious of the knock on effect this would have to family carers in receipt of Carers Allowance for those affected. This double whammy would have grave consequences on the income of many families, that are already suffering with disproportionate cuts to benefits and social care.
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24 November 2016
Shocking winter death toll of elderly people announced
BRITAIN’S biggest pensioners’ organisation released symbolic black balloons outside Parliament yesterday representing the tens of thousands of elderly people who die in Britain each winter because they cannot keep warm.
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20 October 2015
copied with permission from Winvisible
Vigil 9.30am Wed 21 October
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand (off Kingsway) London WC2A 2LL (Temple tube)
Go into court to hear the case and show support
This case against the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) focuses on the discriminatory impact of the Benefit Cap on disabled people and their carers, who lose Carers Allowance, punishing them & their loved ones.
Supported by Disabled People Against Cuts, Single Mothers’ Self-Defence, Global Women’s Strike, Taxpayers Against Poverty, WinVisible (women with disabilities), and many more.
Contact SMSD / WinVisible 020 7482 2496
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22 June 2015
Received from Fiona Sinclair – Autism Rights
Autism Rights has been campaigning for nearly 4 years to bring about
legislative change that could be about to happen this Wednesday (24th June) in the Scottish Parliament.
We want to take people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disabilities out of the provisions of the Mental Health Act, which gives psychiatrists the power to `treat` people with ASD, just for autistic behaviours.
Would you be able to help us out?
The Mental Health Act is currently undergoing revision, through the Mental Health Bill, and we are backing several amendments, that would improve matters for people with ASD – and others – in the mental health system. These include an amendment by Read the rest of this entry »
4 May 2015
Twitter users – #WelfareDebate15
Tuesday May 5th Daily Politics debate
BBC Parliament 9.00pm
BBC News 9.30pm
Presenters Andrew Neil and Alison Holt
Iain Duncan Smith Conservative
Rachel Reeves Labour
Steve Webb LibDems
Suzanne Evans UKIP
Jonathan Bartley Green Party
Non-attendance (see below) recently by the purveyors of welfare reform suggests that they deem themselves to be unaccountable for their actions.
Will Mr Smith attend this debate or will the quiet man become the invisible man AGAIN
Iain Duncan Smith fails to show up for General Election hustings in his own constituency
Britain asks: where is David Cameron?
Wirral West MP Esther McVey pulls out of live radio interview in Liverpool city centre
‘Ashamed’ Tories quit Newsnight welfare debate at the last moment
Many disabled people and carers will be watching this show. They have borne the brunt of these cuts and are living in dread of the prospect of the further £12billion cuts to welfare promised by the Conservatives.