Welcome to WinVisible’s workshops on Zoom

Photos of women protesting about PIP and Universal Credit

Welcome to WinVisible’s workshops on Zoom — three dates and topics coming up:

Starting on

Wednesday 17 March 1.30pm-3pm

Women fighting for disability benefit rights under COVID

  • How we win exemption from the hated interviews – Andie
  • Left in limbo on basic Universal Credit: fighting Maximus and DWP “inconclusive” work capability telephone interview – S
  • Winning £11,000 backdated PIP after being cut off for “failure to attend” the interview, due to cancer – ‘Rita
  • Claimants with mental distress and the death of single mum Philippa DayAriane
  • Justice for Errol Graham who starved to death after being cut off ESA – Alison Turner
  • The campaign to keep the £20 increase to Universal Credit and extend it to other benefits.
  • End “No Recourse to Public Funds” – asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants are entitled — Gloria, All African Women’s Group
  • Stop the Reviews – disability benefits must be extended — Arianna, Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty.

                                           Followed by discussion

Register free on Eventbrite here.  Email us if support needed: win@winvisible.org

BSL/English interpretation provided. Live speech-to-text on Streamtext.

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Wednesday 21 April 1.30pm-3pm

Campaigning together for independent living and to restore the rights the Coronavirus Act suspended

Protesting in Greenwich against increased care charges
  • Hammersmith & Fulham – the only borough in England to have free homecare after a campaign by HAFCAC.  Support for disabled people during the pandemic. 
  • Greenwich – campaigning against increased care charges.
  • Norfolk Judicial Review Implementation and Monitoring Group – legal victory: higher care charges discriminate against unwaged disabled people.
  • Liverpool – protecting disabled women from financial dependence and strain on relationships: how a woman won exclusion of her partner’s income from the care charges assessment.
  • Care homes – whistle-blowers and family members 

Followed by discussion

Register free on Eventbrite here.  Email us if support needed: win@winvisible.org

BSL/English interpretation provided. Live speech-to-text on Streamtext.

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Wednesday 19 May 1.30pm-3.30pm

Disabled mums and our children – our rights to support not separation

Disabled women on the Mothers March (2010). A disabled mum and her daughter.

Register free on Eventbrite here.  Email us if support needed: win@winvisible.org

Speakers so far:

·       Proud to be a disabled mum: The right to have children and family life – Nicole Als

·       The struggle for support to care for our children: Why are disabled mums investigated under “child protection” when we ask for the support we are entitled to? – Ms X

·       Being deaf is used against us in council and court proceedings – Asha Nauth, Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association and a mum’s story

·       Disabled mums and children against forced adoption – Jean Eveleigh

·       Mums with mental distress versus violent ex-partners given custody – Ms Y

·       Introducing the Disabled Mothers’ Rights campaign ­– Tracey NortonSupport Not Separation and WinVisible

Followed by questions and discussion

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Thanks to our funders

Workshops are part of a NET DPO Covid-19 Emergency project.

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