Disabled people’s protest ‘will send vital message to government’

Update 18th march 2011

The Hardest Hit  website for further details

Disabled people and their organisations are hoping to send a critical message to the government with a major protest against its programme of spending cuts and welfare reforms.

The day of action on Wednesday 11 May will feature a rally at Methodist Central Hall, near the Houses of Parliament, and a lobby of MPs, while there is also likely to be a march.

The action is being led by the UK Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC), with backing from other disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) including the National Centre for Independent Living, the Alliance for Inclusive Education and Disabled People Against Cuts.

But the protest is also being backed by members of the Disability Charities Consortium –such as Mencap, Mind and Scope – and is believed to be the first time DPOs and non-user-led charities have come together for such an action

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