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Activism and Campaigning Paul Farmer speaking to protesters outside Mind's headquarters
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The country’s largest disability charities have been accused of “selling out” disabled people, as they look set to play a significant role in providing back-to-work services under the government’s new Work and Health Programme. Disability News Service (DNS) has contacted seven of the largest disability charities – most of which are not user-led –
Activism and Campaigning Debbie Jolly head and shoulders
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Activists have paid tribute to Debbie Jolly, a central figure in the disabled people’s anti-cuts movement, a passionate advocate of the social model, and a researcher-activist who “brilliantly” exploited links between research and activism, who died last week. One friend and former colleague described her as “a force for good and an exceptional champion
Activism and Campaigning Paul Farmer speaking to protesters outside Mind's headquarters
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Mind’s chief executive has lied to service-users and other disabled activists who were protesting about his charity’s close links with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Disabled activists who gathered outside Mind’s headquarters on Monday declared “war” on the charity because of its support for DWP policies that they say have damaged people
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