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Our latest campaigns events and updates
Today over 65 Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations, campaigns and mental health professionals sent the following letter to the Prime Minister. Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to urge a reconsideration of the decision to appoint Professor Simon Wessely to lead the independent review of the Mental Health Act as announced at the Conservative Party […]
Join Deaf and Disabled people from the trade union movement, DDPOs and grassroots campaigns to explore how we can more effectively co-ordinate our resistance and organise joint campaigning in identified areas. Saturday 4 November 2017, 11am – 4.30pm, NUT headquarters, Kings Cross.
This October, StopChanges2AtW, a campaign led by Deaf and Disabled campaigners and interpreters, will be launching our report “Barriers to work” and recommendations to how to improve the Access to Work programme and make it once again fit for purpose. Get involved – help raise awareness of the difficulties that problems with Access to Work are causing.
Luke’s appeal was dismissed. This is a devastating outcome for him as he won’t only be stuck at home with minimal support he also risks losing his support team, who were with him for 18 years. The outcome is also disappointing and worrying for other Disabled people, as this case sends a message to local authorities that they can implement whatever cuts they want as long as they follow the right process.
What is your experience of Universal Credit? Please send your experiences – of the application process, the impact of being paid a month in arrears or any other information you would like to give – for an inquiry on the roll out of Universal Credit. Deadline 10th October.
Civil society organisations, including Inclusion London, the British Institute of Human Rights, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, the Runnymede Trust, and Just Fair, have come together to express disappointment at the Government’s decision to accept fewer than half of recommendations received to improve the UK’s human rights record.
Guest post by Emma Vogelmann. As a disabled rights activist, you are used to fighting for your voice and concerns to be heard by others, particularly by others who can affect real change. So you can imagine how surprised I was when I was asked by Inclusion London to be on a panel of young activists at Amnesty International’s International Council Meeting (ICM) in Rome!