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Activism and Campaigning Matt Hancock speaking at a podium at the mental health summit
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The government has been asked by campaigners from across the world why it blocked the “meaningful” involvement of user-led and survivor organisations in this week’s high-profile global mental health summit in London. Two open letters have criticised the way the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit was organised, and the hypocrisy of it being hosted
Activism and Campaigning Eight people, including four wheelchair-users smiling at the camera
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Disabled Labour supporters have described some of the ways in which left-wing activists could push back against years of government austerity, oppression and attacks on inclusion. They were speaking at two events taking place on the fringes of this week’s Labour conference in Liverpool, both organised by disabled researchers and campaigners Dr Paul Darke
Activism and Campaigning A group of about 20 people stand sit together behind a table
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Many of the disabled activists who have played a key role in exposing the harm caused by the government’s social security cuts and reforms have come together for a “breakthrough” campaign meeting attended by five Labour shadow ministers. Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell, who chaired the meeting, said afterwards that he believed that it
Activism and Campaigning Penny Mordaunt speaking at a podium at the Global Disability Summit
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The equality watchdog is examining claims that the government has discriminated against UK disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) by excluding them from the delivery of a new £29 million international development programme. The Department for International Development (DFID) has awarded the contract to a consortium of charities and other organisations led by the UK-based disability
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