Private Eye from 2010 on the Coalition and the Disabled

I found this photo in Private Eye’s 2010 annual, satirising the Coalition’s attitude to those claiming Disability Living Allowance.

It was true then, and sadly and horrifically, it’s even truer now. 18 more words


I want fewer promises from politicians, but the promise I want is to do the basics better

As the general and local elections approach in May 2015, we will get a raft of policies and promises from various political parties. Most will be very worthy and I am sure I would find myself supporting the majority. 294 more words


Note of Wandsworth Universal Credit Summit 11th November 2014

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Wandsworth Universal Credit Summit

11th November 2014

Note of meeting


Steve Diamond (WBC), Liz Keevil (WBC), Ian Nash (JCP), Carly Powell (JCP), Phil Jew (WCABx), Anna Rudd (Klevis Kola), Lilly Pollock (Klevis Kola), Beth Forbes (SWLLC), Patrick Marples (SWLLC), Diane Sechi (SWLLC), Cheryl Gale (Wandsworth Credit Union), Reuben Colton (WBC), Quyen Banh (Wandsworth Carers’ Centre), Michael Barras (WCABx) and Patrick Torsney (Wandsworth Advice) 770 more words


Help for Parent carers in Hackney

Find out what help and advice is available for Parent carers in Hackney here: Help for Parent carers in Hackney

They have  a comprehensive list of organisations that can help Parent carers in Hackney, so is certainly worth checking out.


Support for Carers in Hackney + Hackney Carers Helpline

If you are a Hackney resident, and looking after someone, here are some resources to help you.

Hackney Carers Helpline: 020 8356 5054

More information on support available for carers in Hackney can be found in the sources below: 33 more words


Black Triangle's Letter of Complaint to IDS about Maximus

Black Triangle, the disability rights group, have written a letter of complaint about the American company, Maximus, being awarded the contract to assess the long term sick and disabled to Iain Duncan Smith. 230 more words


Reminder re: the NWMHWRAG meeting

This is a reminder that the next meeting of the North West Mental Health Welfare Rights Advisers Group will be at 9.30 for 10am on Friday 28th November. 59 more words

Welfare Benefits