By John Pring Disability News Service November 30th 2017 “Shocking” NHS statistics have revealed that almost half of the people claiming the main out-of-work disability benefit in England have attempted suicide at some point in their life. The figures, showing … Continue reading →
A new book chapter using testimonies compiled by Boycott Workfare exposes the violent impact of forced labour. When we talk about what’s wrong with workfare, we often mention the horrifying material impact on people’s lives of the benefit sanctions that underwrite it. The political impact of unwaged work is also important – the way it […]
Closure of the independent living fund and the negative impacts of funding shortfall for maintaining individuals’ care packages has been the centre of disabled peoples independent living campaigns since 2012. Whilst cuts to state-funded assistance have been blamed on austerity, there is one area of care that is rolling in cash, hundreds millions of pounds… C […]
Daniel Blake. David Gauke.. Work and Pensions Secretary @DavidGauke on Universal Credit@BBCAnyQuestions #bbcaq pic.twitter.com/AQmxDp7P7i — Any Questions? (@BBCAnyQuestions) December 9, 2017 ‘Real I, Daniel Blake’ man who can’t work after being stabbed faces Christmas eviction after Universal Credit blunder “Tony Rice said that trying to work out what’s goin […]
Women with visible and invisible disabilities — aka Winvisible — write:Dear all,Here is our latest leaflet directed at GPs and others about exemption fromthe ESA and PIP exams.https://winvisibleblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/10/benefit-exam-exemptions-briefing-for-professionals/ Happy Christmas!
‘Protecting the Planet is Not a Crime’ – Netpol’s new report on the policing of anti-fracking protests during 2017 – was launched on Monday outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s site on Preston New Road in Lancashire. The launch highlighted one conclusion of our report – the overwhelming case for an external review of the way …
With regards the 48 hour Universal Credit (UC) Claimant Commitment (CC) weekly ‘expected hours’ to look and prepare for work for under 25 year olds, that someone mentioned* at the Manchester ‘Welfare Action Gathering’, this needs clarification. “A claimant’s ‘expected hours’ … Continue reading →