Join the Thunderclap for the day of action
National Day of Action Against PIP
Wednesday 13th July 2016
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is the replacement for Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
Whilst DLA worked to provide support for the extra costs of being disabled, and the system worked well, the whole PIP system is rotten to the core.
The whole purpose of making the change from DLA to PIP is to remove people’s entitlements to the vital support which DLA provided to help enable disabled people to live a life on more even terms with non disabled people.
With the PIP assessment regime now in place, thousands of people have already lost out and reports of the shoddy nature of the assessments are growing every week. Whilst the success rate at tribunal is high, it is taking up to 6 months or longer for cases to be heard – leaving disabled people struggling
Atos and Capita are making a killing from conducting sham PIP assessments which are seeing thousands of legitimate claimants having their benefits refused, their incomes slashed and their motability cars removed.
It is time to step up the fight and to demand that the corporate assessors #DoNoHarm. There are PIP ‘consultation’ Centres across the country. If you cannot find a protest listed in your town or city, why not set one up.
If you decide to do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advertise your event.
This is also a good way to meet others who have had enough and to form resistance in your local area. This day of action has been called jointly by Mental Health Resistance Network, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and WinVisible – women with visible & invisible disabilities
There will also be an online action announced nearer the time for people who can’t get to a direct action
List of actions:
These will be updated as more are set up – so keep checking back
|Location||Organising Group||Address of Protest||Start Time||Event Page||Contact|
|London||DPAC,MHRN, Winvisible||Capita PLC 71 Victoria Street London, SW1H 0XA||1:15 pm||https://email@example.com|
|Ipswich||DPAC Suffolk||PIP Consultation Centre,
Suffolk, IP3 0BF
|11:30 am||https://www.facebook.com/events/1541475526160241/||Martin Tolley, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leicester||DPACLeicester; DEAEP||Wellington House, 29 Albion St, Leicester. LE1 6GD||11:00 am||https://www.facebook.com/events/667515193401874/||Jayne Linney|
|Glasgow||Glasgow DPAC||The Bridge 348 – 382 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8LX.||12:30pm||https://www.facebook.com/events/1768966556652741/||Marion Nisbet|
|Manchester||Manchester DPAC||PIP Consultation Centre, Units 1 & 2, The Brewery Yard, Deva City Office Park, Trinity Way, Manchester, M3 7BB (for Sat Nav M3 7BD)||12:00 pm||https://www.facebook.com/events/522078507977893/||ManchesterDPAC@gmail.com|
|London (Vauxhall)||Mental Health Resistance Network||Vauxhall PIP consultation Centre, 65 Sancroft Street SE11 5NG||10.30 am – noon||https://email@example.com|
|Brighton||Brighton DPAC||PIP Assessment Centre, Crown House, 21, Upper North St, Brighton BN1 3EP||12 noon until 2.30pm||https://www.facebook.com/events/515085692018546/||Miriam Binder|