Browsing: Shaping Our Lives

Activism and Campaigning Peter Beresford head and shoulders
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The government’s Office for Disability Issues is apparently failing to take any action to address “worrying” concerns about disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) that are being forced to close because of funding problems. Earlier this month, two prominent user-led organisations spoke out about the “urgent” need for research into the falling number of DPOs across
Politics Philip Hammond speaking in the House of Commons
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The chancellor’s spring statement shows that disabled people will continue to bear the brunt of austerity, according to leading user-led organisations. They spoke out after Philip Hammond (pictured) resisted calls to increase funding for adult social care and other public services in this week’s statement. Instead, he suggested that he might increase public spending
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