Articles tagged with Independent Living Fund
Best frontline blogs this week
Here’s our list of the best frontline blogs we’ve particularly liked from the week of 4th November 2013 – from protest and political movements to welfare reform, disability and performance related pay for teachers to outsourcing of public services.
Six months in… disability
It’s six months since we launched this version of Guerilla Policy. Here’s a selection of some of our favourite posts we’ve published in disability – from the personal impact of the Government’s reforms, to grassroots campaigns for the rights of disabled people.
The real impact of PIP on social care
I’ve just finished reading about how PIP (Personal Independence Payments) will impact on social care services and it was really shocking. Simon Duffy from the Centre for Welfare Reform writes: “The replacement of DLA with PIP will damage local communities by reducing the incomes of people in poverty, reducing charging income for social care and increasing the numbers entitled […]
Fighting for our independence
“The big question for me is, even in these difficult times, can the Coalition rise to this vital challenge, or will the life chances of disabled people be destroyed for a generation?” Jane Young argues for an alternative to the Government’s welfare reforms and the planned closure of the Independent Living Fund.
Welfare wrongs and human rights: a summary
A summary of discussion with Anne McGuire, Shadow Minister for disabled people. The Coalition is not a Government that recognises the intrinsic value and worth of life. It is not a Government that recognises human potential, or values personal growth and development. It is not a Government that values social evolution and progress. Trying to explain […]
Frontline Friday round-up 8th March 2013
Here’s our round-up of frontline blogs we’ve particularly liked from the week of 5th March 2013. This week, the power of personal stories - from the Bedroom Tax to the closure of the Independent Living Fund, the smoking ban in prisons to the privatisation of the NHS.