Blog: Campaigning

A message from Trishna

17 October 2017

A message from Trishna

I've been asked to help source participants for a focus group that I'm attending to look at a new patient platform that has been developed to make the clinical trials process more patient-friendly.

PIP and ESA Assessments

4 October 2017

Source Parliament UK:

As part of our inquiry on PIP and ESA Assessments, the Work and Pensions Committee would like to hear about your experience of claiming PIP or ESA.

DWP spends £39m defending decisions to strip benefits from sick and disabled people

30 August 2017

Source Independent:

Ministers have spent almost £40m in an “appalling” attempt to stop sick and disabled people receiving the financial help they are entitled to, The Independent can reveal.

16,500 plus people sent a message to party leaders demanding they protect disability benefits.

6 June 2017

Source MS Society

16,500 plus people sent a message to party leaders demanding they protect disability benefits.

We're part of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), a network of more than 80 disability charities and organisations. And today we came together with our communities to deliver an open letter to party leaders, urging them to make no more cuts to disability benefits in the next Parliament.

Thousands have disability vehicles taken away

13 April 2017

Source BBC:

More than 50,000 disabled people have had specially adapted vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits in 2013.

Personal Independence Payments - Information Event

11 April 2017

Source Newbury MS Society:

Are you worried about claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP)?

Stop PIP reassessments for patients with progressive diseases, campaigners say

11 April 2017

Source The Guardian:

MPs and patient groups have called for an end to the repeated assessments that people with progressive diseases must undergo in order to qualify for disability benefits.

Thank you for helping to save Reading’s Hydrotherapy Service

5 April 2017

From our patron, Martin Salter:

On behalf of the ‘Save the RBH Hydrotherapy Pool Campaign’ we would like to thank everybody who signed our petition or supported the campaign in other ways.

You may have seen in the press the announcement from the hospital Chief Executive Steve McManus that plans to close the pool had been abandoned and that the hospital trust is "committed to the continuation of hydrotherapy provision, whether this is on the Royal Berkshire Hospital site or...

Campaigners welcome decision to save Hydrotherapy service

30 March 2017

Campaigners from the Save the RBH Hydrotherapy Pool Campaign have warmly welcomed today's announcement from the hospital Chief Executive Steve McManus that plans to close the pool had been abandoned and that the hospital trust is " committed to the continuation of hydrotherapy provision, whether this is on the Royal Berkshire Hospital site or through alternative facilities off the site".

Charities' plea over Personal Independence Payments

15 March 2017

Source BBC:

The chief executives of more than 30 charities have written to ministers urging them not to restrict access to a disability benefit.

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