Browsing: Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People

Politics Debbie Abrahams speaking in parliament, with John McDonnell sitting behind her

Labour’s relationship with the disability movement has suffered another blow after the party invited a disabled people’s organisation to speak at a major consultation launch, and then withdrew the invitation after discovering what it was planning to speak about. The party’s shadow work and pensions secretary, Debbie Abrahams (pictured), had asked Greater Manchester Coalition
Independent Living Brian Hilton holding a banner about the Independent Living Fund

The government’s failure to ring-fence the funding it is handing to local authorities following the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) is leading to a “postcode lottery” of support for former ILF-recipients, according to new user-led research. Information secured by Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) through freedom of information requests to