Government taken to Court over UC

Government taken to Court over UC

Universal Credit is now up and running in Wolverhampton for all new claims for adults (excluding PIP). New claims for ESA now come under the umbrella of Universal Credit. But severely disabled people without a carer are penalised under this system and losing between...
NHS to sell our records

NHS to sell our records

The NHS belongs to all of right? We pay for it, it’s our service. But soon we will be paying in a different way, as the NHS intends to sell our records to firms willing to pay – insurers, employers etc – anyone who is willing to pay money for stuff...

Fighting the cuts

The Centre for Welfare Reform has produced a guide for disabled campaigners called “Using the Law to fight the Cuts”. You can download a pdf of this guide here>> You will find information on what Judicial reviews are and how to use them, how to get legal...

Right to die – right to live

On Wednesday 27th July disability rights campaigners from the anti-assisted suicide group Distant Voices, will stage a mock execution of a wheelchair user outside Parliament. The Distant Voices stunt is aimed at giving greater publicity to a different view on assisted...

Disabled people fear change in assisted suicide rules

A new poll found 70 per cent of disabled people were concerned that a change of law to allow terminally ill patients to receive help to die would create pressure on vulnerable patients to “end their lives prematurely”. This probably says more about disabled...

Using the Freedom of Information Act

The excellent people who brought us www.theyworkforyou.com, the website that tells you what MPs have been saying and writing, have set up a website called “what do they know?” that helps you to make or explore freedom of informations requests to public...
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