Tag Archives: Disability

Family Fund charity urges families to grasp Your Opportunity

Families caring for young disabled adults at home are being offered help to improve quality of life by a national charity. Already faced with three times higher costs to bring up disabled children, the cost-of-living crisis is placing families in … Continue reading

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Disability group meets to discuss benefit cuts: May 30

Croydon and Bromley Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is a group campaigning for the human rights of disabled people in the context of austerity and cuts to services and benefits. DPAC is holding a benefit justice meeting in Croydon from … Continue reading

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Town Hall protest over council’s £10m cuts to adult social care

Campaigners against cuts in services to the disabled are expected to protest outside Croydon Town Hall from 5.30pm, ahead of tonight’s council meeting. Croydon’s Conservative-run council wants to take another £10 million from the budget for adult social care. This … Continue reading

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Budget consultation condemned as just “meaningless jargon”

Croydon Council’s “budget consultation” closed last night. Those residents who managed to find this under-publicised online exercise condemned it broadly for its use of impenetrable language and its many meaningless questions. Some complained to Eric Pickles, the local government minister. … Continue reading

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Imagine: wishes for 2013 to see a better, safer Croydon

LEE WEBSTER outlines her new year’s wishes for Croydon – with safety and proper representation top of her list Sorry to burst the bubble of holiday joy, but it’s hard to look forward with too much hope to the coming … Continue reading

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Disgrace of benefits office in Croydon with no disabled access

Any reasonable person watching the local BBC television news on Friday night would have been right to squirm with embarrassment, and some shame, when the lead item demonstrated how the offices of a government agency located on Croydon’s Cherry Orchard … Continue reading

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Secret scheme to cut transport for disabled children

Croydon Council is now trying to cut costs by the back door by pressuring the parents of disabled children into agreeing to give up the school transport services that they depend upon.

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