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#PIPFightBack: Day of Action Against PIP Today 13th July. Protests in 17 places & online

London, Ipswich, Norwich, Leicester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester, Vauxhall, Brighton, Northampton, Chesterfield (Cancelled), Derby, Merseyside, Birmingham, Southampton, Edinburgh, Wokingham, Dundee and Online

 Can’t get to one of these protests? Join the protest online – details here

If you are at an action and have a smartphone – you can tweet pictures to  @dis_ppl_protest and  @MHResist  and we’ll retweet them for others to see. Include the hashtag #PIPFightback

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PIP Fightback

National Day of Action Against PIP

Wednesday 13th July 2016

#PIPFightBack

 

Callout poster for the central London protest – there will be many others around the country – check at the bottom of this page for one near you, if there isn’t – why not organise one?
Callout poster for the central London protest – there will be many others around the country – check at the bottom of this page for one near you, if there isn’t – why not organise one?

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.

PIP Fightback Social Media MemeIt 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 mail@dpac.uk.net 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

Can’t get to one of these protests? Join the protest online – details here

If you are at an action and have a smartphone – you can tweet pictures to  @dis_ppl_protest and  @MHResist  and we’ll retweet them for others to see. Include the hashtag #PIPFightback

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://www.facebook.com/events/1745989482324814/ mail@dpac.uk.net
Ipswich DPAC Suffolk PIP Consultation Centre,
Unit 3,
Duke St
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP3 0BF
11:30 am https://www.facebook.com/events/1541475526160241/ Martin Tolley, dpacsuffolk@yahoo.com
 Norwich DPAC Norfolk  11 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 1BD
12:30 – 2pm
Marion Fallon, dpacnorfolk@gmail.com
Leicester DPACLeicester; DEAEP Wellington House, 29 Albion St, Leicester. LE1 6GD 11:00 am  https://www.facebook.com/events/667515193401874/ Jane Linney, ratea62@gmaill.com
Glasgow Glasgow DPAC The Bridge 348 – 382 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8LX. 12:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1768966556652741/ Marion Nisbet, m.j.nisbet@talktalk.net
Sheffield Sheffield DPAC DWP Medical Assessment Centre, 1 Hartshead Square, Sheffield S1 2FD   12:00–13:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/1621151198212742/
 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://www.facebook.com/events/908415682618292/   mail@mentalhealthresistance.org
 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, mimseycal@sky.com
 Northampton  Northampton DPAC  The Capita Offices, Charles House, Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UE 1:30pm – 3pm https://www.facebook.com/events/132575083834834/  Norman Adams ntactnorman@googlemail.com
 Chesterfield  Derbyshire DPAC

 Protest Cancelled

11am to 1pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1691018591150835/  Karen Springer, derbyshiredpac@gmail.com, @derbyshiredpac1
 Derby  Derbyshire DPAC  Ground Floor St Peters House Gower Street Derby DE1 1SB  11am to 1pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/1632370943757444/  Karen Springer, derbyshiredpac@gmail.com, @derbyshiredpac1
Merseyside  Merseyside TUC and Merseyside DPAC  PIP Consultation Centre, Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2QP 12 to 3pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/128180060944343/  merseysidetuc@gmail.com
Birmingham  West Midlands DPAC  PIP Assessment Centre, Ground Floor 127 Hagley Road Birmingham B16 8LD 13.15 to 15.30  https://www.facebook.com/events/738061006297562/
Southampton Southampton DPAC with The Peoples Assembly and Unite Community  BBC South Today, 10 Havelock Road, SO14 7PU Southampton  17:30–18:30  https://www.facebook.com/events/826680450799523/ dpacsoton@gmail.com
Edinburgh Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty, Disability History Scotland and Black Triangle Campaign Scottish Parliament, EH8 8 Edinburgh, United Kingdom 12.30 – 14.00 https://www.facebook.com/events/303522106656955/ ecap@lists.riseup.net
 Wokingham  Berkshire DPAC  Market Square, Wokingham

Please email  berkshiredpac@gmail.com if you are going to let them know numbers

 1-3p.m.   berkshiredpac@gmail.com
 Dundee Scottish Unemployed Workers’ Network  Dundee City Square DD1 9 Dundee  12.30-1.30  https://www.facebook.com/events/293732660975693/

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