Big legal victory for Disabled people: the DWP’s changes to PIP regulations were declared unlawful today

courtesy dpac 21st December 2017 On the 21st of December, the High Court judge Mr Justice Mostyn allowed the claim in the case of RF v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. The case was brought by a Disabled person with mental health support needs to challenge the changes the government made to Personal … Continue reading “Big legal victory for Disabled people: the DWP’s changes to PIP regulations were declared unlawful today”

The Need to Fight Institutionalisation by Simone Aspis

Courtesy DPAC 15th December 2017 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 … Continue reading “The Need to Fight Institutionalisation by Simone Aspis”

Advice for Professionals re-exemptions for people facing assessments

Courtesy DPAC 11th Dec 2017 This guide has been produced by Winvisible with support from others. If your GP or support worker etc don’t know what to do this information should be passed onto them. Benefit assessments – exemption to protect ‘vulnerable’ patients There is a great deal of evidence about the profound distress which … Continue reading “Advice for Professionals re-exemptions for people facing assessments”

Work And Pensions Committee To Question ATOS, Maximus And Capita On ‘Gruelling’ Medical Assessments

4th, December 2017 by same difference A press release: This week on Wednesday 6 December at 0930 the Committee will question DWP contractors Atos, Capita and Maximus, who carry out the medical assessments for disability benefits PIP and ESA, putting the disturbing evidence it has heard so far to them. The Committee is also publishing … Continue reading “Work And Pensions Committee To Question ATOS, Maximus And Capita On ‘Gruelling’ Medical Assessments”

The Battle To Reverse Legal Aid Cuts Is Stepping Up A Gear

01/12/2017 14:28 GMT A single mother battling against a dodgy landlord who refuses to tackle the damp affecting her baby’s health. A young family forced to skip meals after a flawed benefits decision. A parent worried they’ll not be able to see their child after a difficult divorce. No-one wants to find themselves in these … Continue reading “The Battle To Reverse Legal Aid Cuts Is Stepping Up A Gear”