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Welcome to Disability Voices! This is a group blog run by some bloggers who between us have several years experience of blogging, campaigning, charity work and disability.

We are disabled people and their parents, family members and allies. We’re based in the UK.

We know that we all have a voice, and this is where we express it. We’ll be blogging, discussing and campaigning about and for disability issues, together.

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Comments and suggestions for improvement are always welcome.

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The Disability Voices team.

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  1. Alot of great information; very well done!

  2. Chris says:

    DISABILITY POLICIES OF SMALL PARTIES SOLE WAY
    TO FORM A MAJORITY UK GOVERNMENT

    Labour cannot rule in 2015. YOUGOV POLL 9 APRIL

    277 LABOUR

    264 TORY

    28 LIB DEMS

    1 Green

    3 or 4 UKIP

    326 MP minimum needed to rule UK parliament.

    So need to vote different in Tory and Lib Dem MP areas, especially in England.

    See how poor have all the power they need on Thursday 7 May.
    http://www.anastasia-england.me.uk

    SMALL PARTIES SOLE WAY TO GET OVER 100 MPs
    GUARANTEED ANTI AUSTERITY

    TUSC
    Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
    Running over 135 MP candidates nationally
    and 1000 councillor candidates

    1 in 5 parliamentary seats set to have a TUSC choice on 7 May , but getting nil national media coverage at all, just all real anti austerity parties.

    TUSC is fielding the biggest working class challenge in generations on 7 May

    TUSC PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST FRIDAY APRIL 17TH

    Watch out for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition party political broadcast on
    Friday April 17th….. BBC2: 5.55pm… ITV: 6.25pm… BBC1: 6.55pm… Channel4: 7.55pm

    TUSC POLICIES – STOP THE ATTACKS ON DISABLED PEOPLE

    Promote inclusive policies to enable disabled people to participate in, and have equal access to, education, employment, housing, transport and welfare provision.

    Support measures to ensure disabled people receive a level of income according to needs.

    Equal pay for equal work.

    Example:
    Noreen explains why she’s standing as an MP for TUSC in the general election in Salford and Eccles on Thursday 7 May.

    …”I feel the need to fight the most vulnerable people in Salford because they are getting a rough deal from both the government and council.

    I’m standing for TUSC because all through our fight for transport for disabled adults, TUSC supporters were there too. They are genuine. We are genuine.

    We need an MP who will fight for the most vulnerable – for the homeless, for the elderly, for those unable to voice their opinions. I don’t want to see the city that has been so good to me dragged to its knees. I want to stand up for the people of Salford”.

    Read more:
    http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/campaign/Disability/Disabled/20371

    TUSC want to bring in the TUC suggested minimum wage of £10 per hour.

    TUSC POLICY – DECENT PENSIONS AND BENEFITS

    Abolish the bedroom tax.

    Reverse cuts to benefits; for living benefits; end child poverty.

    Scrap benefit sanctions.

    Restore the pre-Thatcher real value of pensions.

    Reverse the increases imposed on the state retirement age, creating jobs for younger people.

    CLASS WAR 2015
    DOUBLE DOLE AND PENSIONS
    DOUBLE ALL OTHER BENEFITS
    Fighting alongside protesters for social housing

    SOCIALIST GB 2015
    Promotes TUSC most of the time, so same policies.

    THE LEFT UNITY PARTY 2015

    Abolish workfare, sanctions, benefit cuts.

    THE LEFT UNITY PARTY MANIFESTO 2015 – DISABLED

    The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) has been misused to force disabled people off benefits and has caused distress and poverty.

    It is unfit for purpose and must be scrapped (see Social Security) – the results will be the same whether ATOS runs it or any other contractor.

    Disabled people should be supported to work but never penalised by the benefits system.

    Other benefit cuts, justified using unfair media attacks on benefit claimants, are having a disproportionate effect on disabled people.

    The Independent Living Fund and Disability Living Allowance should be reinstated – these are vital benefits for basic day-to-day life.

    As a party Left Unity supports disabled people’s campaigns and aims to be accessible to all.

    SNP in SCOTLAND

    SNP is paying Scottish poor’s council tax support and Bedroom Tax.

    What SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon said on the Leaders’ Debate:
    http://www.snp.org/media-centre/news/2015/apr/snp-challenge-westminster-disability-benefit-cuts

    …”Rolling out Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) to replace Disability Living Allowance will see over 100,000 working age disabled people in Scotland lose some or all of their benefit by 2018 – representing a cut of £300 million a year, with a loss of at least £1,120 a year per person who loses out. Some 47,000 disabled people in Scotland are expected to lose up to £2,964 a year as a consequence of changes in eligibility to the mobility component.

    At UK level, the cut in disability benefit represents nearly £3 billion a year by 2017/18, with over a million people losing out.

    The SNP propose a modest increase in public spending in real terms in order to stop proposed cuts – and support halting the roll out of Personal Independence Payments to stop the “savage cuts” to disability benefits.” …”Labour’s track record in Scotland is voting with the Tories and Lib Dems against halting the roll-out of PIPs.” …

    PLAID CYMRU – Wales

    Plaid Cymru would “battle the Westminster parties’ obsession with austerity”.
    the big issues facing his constituents are. Housing, disability benefits, and healthcare are the first …

    “Generally in Wales, people think Plaid can’t form a government, but it’s different this time,” says Larsen. “We’ll almost certainly hold the balance of power…New polls matter because this election comes down to Tory-Labour marginals
    http://may2015.com/featured/arfon-where-plaid-cymru-are-trying-to-keep-welsh-nationalism-alive-and-labour-out/

    PLAID CYMRU AND NHS IN WALES

    Plaid Cymru rejects the marketisation and privatisation of the NHS and will oppose any moves in that direction from governments in Westminster and Wales, particularly if it affects the funding of the NHS in Wales

    As well as training and recruiting 1,000 additional doctors, Plaid Cymru wants to “increase the number of district and community nurses to support people outside of hospital”.

    More Rural GPs.

    Plaid supports a “Medical Accountability Bill, including a duty of candour, so that healthcare professionals are legally bound to tell the truth to the patient and their family.”

    PLAID CYMRU WELFARE AND STATE PENSIONS

    Against implementing Universal Credit.

    Abolish Bedroom Tax.

    Oppose rise in retirement age.

    Further devolution of welfare by developing Welsh employment and benefits sytem, involving disabled people and groups that represent the interests of disabled people in designing and developing such systems.

    Remove penalties for using pre-payment meters for energy bills for lowest fixed income poor.

    Promote adapted housing, allowing residents to stay in own homes or specially built accommodation, rather than move into care.

    Promote Extra-care housing and work with councils to ensure Disabled Facilities Grants and Care and Repair adaptions implemented.

    Support war veterans with after care for military personnel after leaving forces, including legal advice, healthcare and counselling support by reinforcing the Military Covenant by a Military Well-Being Act.

    MEBYON KERNOW in Cornwall 2015

    Reduces 6 Tory and Lib Dem MPs to UK government, if you vote Mebyon Kernow.

    Mebyon Kernow is committed to a just and fair society. We believe effective public intervention is needed to combat poverty, tackle social deprivation and fight for
    the disadvantaged, and to tackle ills in Cornish society, such as social deprivation, unemployment, low wages and poor housing.

    MK will fight to protect funding for programmes and initiatives which seek to protect and enhance the living standards for those in need and the less-well-off.

    http://www.anastasia-england.me.uk

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