Browsing: Black Triangle

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
Benefits and Poverty A wheelchair-user sits in front of a stage, while the grass is covered by white flowers
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A leading psychiatrist who helped the government draft guidance that protected mental health service-users who were threatened with forced work has refused to criticise major changes to the guidelines that have risked the lives of thousands of benefit claimants. Disability News Service (DNS) reported last month that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Benefits and Poverty John McArdle speaking into a microphone
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A disabled activist has told a parliamentary committee that the Scottish government should “speak out more forcefully” about disabled benefit claimants who have died as a result of the “fitness for work” test. John McArdle, co-founder of the Scottish grassroots campaign Black Triangle, was giving evidence to the Scottish parliament’s social security committee as
Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ
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“Very disturbing” new government figures show a steep fall in the proportion of disabled people being found eligible for out-of-work disability benefits. Disabled campaigners fear the figures show the government is cutting spending on disability benefits “below the radar”, after being forced to abandon its attempts to reduce expenditure on personal independence payment (PIP)
Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is refusing to publish nine secret reviews into the deaths of benefit claimants, despite finally admitting that seven of them relate to people who took their own lives. DWP only released the information after Disability News Service (DNS) lodged a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
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