Posts filed under ‘Campaigns’

DPAC Letter against the loss of the ILF

The Independant  Living Funds provides severely disabled people with funding for caresothatthey can live more independantly,  The fund no longer accepts new users, and those currentlybeing helped if the scheme closes as planned.

Disabled People Against Cuts has written a letter to the Government protesting  against the plans.  Details oftheleter  and how to add your signature can be found here

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December 13, 2011 at 9:55 am 2 comments

Petition: Make malicious reporting of benefit fraud illegal

With Crimestoppers now being used  as a weapon against benefit claimants, it is now more important than ever that we seek protection under the law.  As the law stands people reporting benefit fraud, have anonimity, and can not be held accountable, even if they made the report out of malice.  This petition  seeks a change in the law so that those who knowingly accuse the innocent can be made to answer for their actions.

December 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm 10 comments

Lets talk Sex

This survey is from a 3rd year student doing research on disability and sexuality.  Its anonymous, and mostly yes orno type answers.  Do you want to  give  your views?

December 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm 2 comments

Online Christmas Card for Cameron and Clegg

As part of the Hardest Hit Campaign, against Disability  cuts Prime Minister David Cameron, & his  Deputy Nick Clegg, are to be presented with an online Christmas Card on 13 December 2011 .  The card will ask them to:-

Reconsider changes that mean those on contributory Employment and Support Allowance will lose benefit after a year.

Ensure that the incomes of those currently on Disability Living Allowance, will be protected when they are transferred on to Personal Independance Payments, so that their independance can be maintained.

Please  sign the card and help protect the rights and futures of disabled people. Please pass this to as many people as possible, you  don’t have to be disabled to sign.

the card to help ensure Disabled People have a happier new year

November 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm 3 comments

Call to stop Disability cuts and carry out a review

Pat Onions is disabled and also a carer, she knows through experience the pronounced effect the cuts are having disabled people,  carers and their  families.  Pat has started a petition to attempt to force a halt to disability benefits and services. and request a review of the policy.

Please sign and share as fully as you can, work with Pat to force the Government to act.

November 26, 2011 at 10:14 am 2 comments

November 30 Day of Action

On 30 November members of public service unions take part in a day of strike action to protecttheir pension rights. No doubt they will be supported on the picket lines by many non union members who ssupport the action.

Many people who support the action cannot support the action in person, because of illness, disability, family or work commitments can still make their voices heard in a campaign set up by Virtual Resistance  and Virtual Gherkin Twitter @virtualresistan tweeting on behalf of  the Virtualgherkin on Facebook. You can find details of their event on their  Virtual Gherkin Blog. The campaign involes sending letters supporting the action to the media.  A template letter is on the blog, but you can adapt it or send you own if you  choose.

Please support the event, and help protect public services,  they include basics like schools and refuse collection,  as well as care and other support, the latter being especially vital to disabled people.  Make your voices heard on November 30.  You can help before  then by sharing the details as widely as possible, the more peoplewho act, the more effective it will be

November 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment


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