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21 April 2021
"My experience has been a humiliating financial nightmare ...I first tried to claim disability benefits in the 1990s..."
25 November 2020
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, the BBC has produced a series of short films called 'CripTales'
2 September 2020
Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling, and puts profit before lives, including of the people it disables.
24 June 2020
Disability Campaigners in Chesterfield have launched a campaign following our members' experiences on public transport (or lack of availability), and the increased costs this means if people travel at all
20 November 2019
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Austerity kills, defend the CWU, no rape justice, disabled poor
13 March 2019
Universal Credit is hardly out of the news. The suffering and anxiety it has caused is immeasurable - so much so that even some Tory MPs have been forced to highlight problems with its implementation.
23 January 2019
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Disability benefits nightmare; disappearing hospitals
21 November 2018
"We're making more cuts! You ain't seen nothing yet!" This was the comment of Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Nottingham's Labour council when asked about cuts to the disabled person's mobility card, which gives free bus and tram travel.
4 July 2018
Service users and carers protested outside Rotherham Town Hall against the council's decision to close centres
20 June 2018
Parents involved in the Disability Empowerment Action Links (Deal) group have pushed Leeds City Council into 'pausing' its plans to cut special education needs transport to over-16s.
30 May 2018
Letters to the Socialist's editors including benefit cuts, Prince Charles, train toilets and developers' charter
25 May 2018
In a fantastic show of unity, campaigners from across the spectrum of local issues came together
2 May 2018
Leeds council has withdrawn escorted transport funding for young people aged 16 and over with special educational needs and disabilities. Parents and students, alongside Unite Community members, gathered on the steps of Leeds Town Hall on 28 April to protest.
3 January 2018
As an individual with mental health issues, it has been my misfortune to experience directly just how capitalist society, Britain 2017, treats such people. I can't imagine that my experience is particularly unique.
22 November 2017
I am a 49-year-old woman who has been managing the progressive disease multiple sclerosis for 19 years. Shame on Capita! Shame on the Tory government!
20 September 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors
6 September 2017
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."
10 May 2017
Some permanent degenerative medical conditions "do get better," according to one Tory MP
26 April 2017
A man with chronic health problems died after the hated 'work capability assessment' found him 'fit to work'
15 March 2017
Rosa Monckton, one of the trustees of Team Domenica, a 'charity' which claims to help disabled people get into work, has said that businesses should be allowed to pay disabled people less than the minimum wage.
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