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The Bristol based
team who ran the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with
learning disabilities has worked with The Misfits Theatre Company to make a DVD
which presents the findings of the Confidential Inquiry through the stories of
John, Bill, Karen and Emily.
This can be accessed at using the link below to youtube.
Alternatively if you would like a copy of the DVD then please email your address to email@example.com or phone 01173310980
Following the last post regarding the "bedroom tax" exemption from those who have been in continuous receipt of housing benefit since 1996.
Due to drafting problems in the original legislation thousand of people in social housing are unlawfully being subject to the Under Occupancy Charge or "bedroom tax" as it has been labelled.
New rulings mean that if you have been in continuous payment of housing benefit since 1st January 1996 you cannot be charged for under occupancy. This may be particularly important for those families where children may now have grown and left home.
If you are unsure or need help to correct your housing benefit payment please contact our Information and Advice Service.
We are trying to establish what redress those who have already been forced to move without reason.
As a tribute to Lesley Finley we have organised a family fundraiser to carry on the valuable work which Lesley lead for over 15 years - and have fun! Please support and let others know.
Making Change Happen for Disabled people?
The Disability Research Consortium (DRC) includes a range of partners from active disability user-led organisations and grass roots groups. They include DPAC, Inclusion London, Equal Lives (formerly NCODP) and ALLFIE. We are asking disabled people to tell us what key things that need to change? Which barriers need to be broken in the long term? How can we make this happen together?
We believe that disabled people need to lead the change and take our issues forward. The questions here will help towards that process, and towards our fight-back on our lives and independence. Any questions please email: DisabilityRC@gmail.com
We thank you in advance for taking the time to fill in the survey
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