Read a brief overview of the Chancellor’s autumn statement to Parliament on 5 December focusing on the issues which are most likely to impact on disabled people.
The Department of Work and Pension (DWP) has lost its appeal against the decision that the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is detrimental to those with mental health issues. The original claim, made through a Judicial Review was brought by two members of the Mental Health Resistance Network.
By Anne Novis MBE
Following disabled people's court victory over the Government's decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF), a drama and a film shown at the House of Commons yesterday vividly illustrated disabled people's struggle to maintain their independent living.
Read Jenny Morris's excellent article where she questions the existence of two streams of funding for care and support for independent living and instead suggests a method of universal payments.
Small grants for equipment for Disabled people to access sport
25 November. Book your place.
Read the statement by Anne Pridmore, Gabriel Pepper and Stuart Bracking
Inclusion London (IL) is delighted with the judgement by the Court of Appeal toquash the Government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The Court of Appeal upheld the legal challenge brought by five disabled people and ruled that the Minister for Disabled people had breached equality duties when making the decision to close the ILF.
Inclusion London's Business Development Manager, Alex Hendra, is offering one to one practical support to DDPOs on business planning and finance related areas. Read more & sign up....
Get involved in this interactive Parliament event attended by the UN’s special rapporteur for disability - House of Commons 26 November 4.00-6.00pm
Reply to the consultation by 15 November.
European Deaf Community celebrated International week of the Deaf
5 to 7pm on 15 October, 19 November & 17 December
Monday 14 October 2013
Transport for London (TfL) is looking for disabled people to take part in research to see how easy it is for them to get around the capital.
Young disabled people are MOVING ON
Tell us what key things that need to change?
Announcing the first edition of the DDPO Legal update. The update brings together the latest case law, rulings and legal challenges that are relevant to DDPOs and Deaf/disability equality.
New business support available to London DDPOs
Book your place now!
Abandoning the “social model of disability” would mean “abandoning the struggle for a fairer and juster society”, according to a prominent disabled academic.
Disabled activists have targeted the BBC to protest at its “biased” coverage of the impact of the government’s welfare cuts and reforms on disabled people.
A protest outside the offices of a major disability charity has increased the pressure to close all of its special schools and residential homes.
Disabled protesters have taken key messages to four different government departments, before converging on the Department for Work and Pensions to deliver a stark warning to Iain Duncan Smith.
Disabled activists are gearing up for a campaign of direct action to back up the launch of a manifesto they hope will show the government that disabled people are not “victims” and “passive recipients of benefits”.
RUILS has set up a new network aimed at disabled individuals individuals who use mental health services who are either in work or who are returning to work.
Deadline Monday 30th September 2013. Be entered into a prize draw to win a John Lewis voucher.
A string of demands from the new UK Disabled People’s Manifesto could become official Liberal Democrat policy in time for the next general election, say leading party activists.
Inclusion London fully supports the findings of the UN investigator Ms Rolnik namely that the ‘bedroom tax’ appears to be infringing basic human rights including the right to adequate housing .
Ask your MP to sign an Early Day Motion asking the House of Commons to welcome the launch of the UK Disabled Peoples ‘Reclaiming Our Futures’ Manifesto
Read it! Sign it! and come to the launch on Wednesday 4 September
tweet and dispel the myths
Inclusion London upholds disabled people’s rights to live in their own homes. We believe that disabled people should be not forced into residential care by inadequate home care and totally disagree with Worcestershire County Council’s "maximum expenditure policy" which will cap the amount that can be spent on home care.
Tel: 0300 555 1525
Deadline 18 September
The European Commission is conducting an online survey in order to better understand the demand for accessible tourism.
Consultation launch of UK Disabled peoples ‘Reclaiming Our Futures’ Manifesto and week of action.
Launching in late July …The Power Up Project
A capacity building project, run by Inclusion London and Transport for All, delivering a quarterly programme of bespoke, 100% subsidised disability sector training, support and events.
Disabled people on traineeships, supported internships, work trials and work academies will for the first time get additional help through the Access to Work scheme.
All welcome to attend: Wednesday at 12pm, at the House of Commons
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Pat's Petition welcomes the debate on Wednesday 10th July 2013 on 'The effect of Government Policies on Disabled People.' Over 66,000 people signed Pat's Petition calling for this debate. And 48,947 people have so far signed the WOW Petition.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson delivered a powerful first Jack Ashley Memorial lecture.
Writers/performers and ILF recipients Penny Pepper and Sophie Partridge hosted an evening of and discussion to explore the impact of the future closure of the ILF on disabled people and how we can oppose it.
Saturday, 6th July 2013 11.30am – 3.30pm
The particular barriers faced by disabled women have been included for the first time in a crucial report to the United Nations, thanks to the campaigning work of a disabled women’s co-operative
London’s offer and a protocol for working together
Open mike session 6 June
Deadline for responses 4 June
Sign the petition against further cuts.