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27 January 2021

TV review: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain

Cerrie Burnell and her team have produced a landmark documentary on the subject of disability.

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21 October 2020

Disabled students let down by "rotten education system"

The UK's capitalist university system is rotten to the core. Universities' prime aim is not to provide education for students - but to generate income for their vice chancellors and management

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6 September 2017

UN slams Tories for disabled rights ruin

Reverse all the cuts now!: A damning UN report has criticised the government's attacks on disabled people in Britain. It states legislation has "failed to recognise living independently and being included in the community as a human right."

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10 May 2017

Featured letter: disabled workers want our voices heard, not charity

I'd like to thank John Gillman and the editors of the Socialist for making an audio version of the paper available at socialistparty.org.uk

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22 March 2017

'I'm writing this to tell you about the plight of disabled people'

Reader's comment: I'm still here, I'm still fighting for what I rightfully deserve. And I'm writing this to tell you about the plight of disabled people all over the country. We're not on the news separated from you, we're among you

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8 March 2017

Struggling to care against a backcloth of cuts

The following is an account of years of struggle by parents of a disabled child to secure the proper resources to meet their daughter's needs. A situation made more difficult by draconian cuts in funding local services.

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14 September 2016

Socialist Party members join disability rights week of action

Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) called a week of action, 4-10 of September to coincide with the beginning of the Paralympic Games.

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30 March 2016

Disabled activists shame tory cutters

Disabled people protested against Tory attacks on our benefits in parliament on 23 March, writes Amalia, disabled worker.

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2 September 2015

Killed by benefit cuts

2,380 dead after Tory attacks on disabled: The full horror of Iain Duncan Smith's bullying of the sick and disabled off benefits is now clear. We say: scrap 'work capability assessments' and reverse welfare cuts!

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5 August 2015

Personal care budgets: more choice for service users?

'Personal budgets' for disabled and older people became a reality last year. Supposedly they give service users more choice over their own care. But what is their real effect?

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1 July 2015

Victory against disabled transport cuts in Derby

Derby City Labour council has scrapped plans to change the school transport arrangements for children with special needs.

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1 July 2015

Severely disabled funding hit by Tories

Disability rights campaigners, furious at the government's spending cuts, took their protest into the House of Commons on 24 June during Prime Minister's Questions. They were stopped from entering the chamber by police.

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19 February 2014

Scrap demeaning work tests and sack Atos

Today - Wednesday 19th February - is a national day of action against Atos, and the Public and Commercial Services union is calling for the demeaning work capability tests to be scrapped, writes From a PCS press release:.

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28 August 2013

Support the DPAC week of action

Between 29 August and 4 September, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is organising a 'Reclaiming Our Futures' week of direct action to oppose Con-Dem austerity and attacks on benefits, public services and disability rights

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30 July 2013

Week of action from 29 August: disabled people's rights

This autumn, disabled people will be launching 'Reclaiming Our Futures' - a manifesto by and for disabled people setting out our vision of how the resources, structures and institutions of our society can be redesigned to empower disabled people to take part in our lives on our terms.

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5 June 2013

Save the Independent Living Fund

On 10 June, disabled people who use the Independent Living Fund (ILF) and their supporters are holding a 'party' in central London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ILF and publicise the campaign led by Disabled People Against Cuts and Inclusion London to save it, writes Stuart Bracking.

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Scotland Youth Fight for Jobs arrives in Glasgow, 20 October 2012, photo by Matt Dobson

Scotland Youth Fight for Jobs arrives in Glasgow, 20 October 2012, photo by Matt Dobson

27 February 2013

The Work Programme isn't working

20 out of 9,500. That's how many former incapacity benefit claimants were placed in jobs lasting longer than three months

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 Hardest Hit Protest: Disabled people and their families protest in central London against government spending cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

Hardest Hit Protest:, photo Paul Mattsson

23 January 2013

Changes to ESA: more attacks on disabled people

On 28 January changes to the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) come into force that will see hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled people at risk of losing vital benefits, writes Matt Gordon, Bristol Socialist Party.

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18 April 2012

Disabled people fighting back

The Con-Dem attacks on the welfare state and workers' rights bear down particularly heavily on disabled people, writes Neil Cafferky.

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9 December 2011

Fighting for disabled people's rights

Following The Hardest Hit campaign's dozen regional marches and rallies on 22 October, its next 'action' on Tuesday 13 December is to send a giant Christmas card to David Cameron

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