Disabled candidates grant scheme to return for 2019 local elections

  Relaunch welcomed, but there are calls for expansion to help address under-representation by Robert Booth social affairs the Guardian People with disabilities are to be offered thousands of pounds to help them run for elected office in next year’s council elections as part of an effort to tackle under-representation in town halls. Grants averaging … Continue reading “Disabled candidates grant scheme to return for 2019 local elections”

DWP ‘dirty tricks’ target welfare and disability rights campaigners?

Are the DWP using crude and underhand tactics to silence their critics and opponents? by Gail Ward I’m not normally a great believer in conspiracy theories generally, but we have exposed them (the Department for Work and Pensions) many times before for playing dirty tricks to deny claimants their rightful entitlements. And we are witnessing … Continue reading “DWP ‘dirty tricks’ target welfare and disability rights campaigners?”

Time to take back the Independent Living agenda

Over the years we have witnessed tension arising from differing understandings as to the idea of Independent Living and what it means and, as a consequence, service providers and existing or potential users don’t always meet eye to eye. Our understanding of Independent Living is enabling a holistic and self-determined lifestyle, and not just an … Continue reading “Time to take back the Independent Living agenda”