Tomorrow (4th September) will see the final day of the week of action organised by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC). A central London protest is planned beginning at 12.45pm with meeting points outside four different government departments.
Please help spread the word and get down to Westminster tomorrow and support the protest if you can!
Latest information from DPAC is below:
National protest to defend disabled people’s rights and freedoms and demand equality and inclusion
Last year we shamed Atos and occupied the Department for Work and Pensions in opposition to the injustice and distress caused by the Work Capability Assessment. A year later and the only Paralympic legacy most disabled people have seen is one of more cuts and more anger.
Research has shown that cuts are targeting disabled people. Meanwhile government and the media misrepresent figures and statistics to label disabled people as benefit scroungers.
We say this isn’t right.
We say we need to unite and fight against injustice.
Join us for the final day of the Reclaiming Our Futures Disabled People’s week of action as we protest in Westminster.
Four themed ‘blocks’ will meet at 4 Government departments, central to the lives of disabled people. After handing over our demands, blocks will then move towards Parliament where we will formally launch the UK Disabled People’s Manifesto and present our demands to our elected representatives.
Choose your ‘block’ and meet at 12.45pm at one of:
Department for Education to oppose government attacks on inclusive education and a return to segregation
(Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT)
Department of Energy and Climate Change if you’re angry about the numbers of disabled people living in fuel poverty while the energy companies rake in ever growing profits
(3 Whitehall Pl, City of Westminster, SW1A 2AW)
Department for Transport to challenge inaccessible transport, the opening of new inaccessible stations for Crossrail and proposed cuts to rail staff further reducing customer assistance
(Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Rd, London SW1P 4DR)
Department of Health to defend our NHS and demand our right to levels of social care support enabling choice, control, dignity and independence
(Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS)
LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT:
5 – 6pm – launch of the UK Disabled People’s Manifesto (Committee Room 9)
Hashtag for the day #dpacrof
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