Category - welfare cuts

  • 18 Jul 2014

    A friend of mine who uses a wheelchair was recently approached by a stranger who crossed over the road to talk to her. Without knowing anything about her, he told her that he supported her right to die with dignity through assisted suicide. She told him that she was more concerned with her right to live than her right to die.

  • 2 Apr 2014

    Last week a range of NGOs, advocacy groups, disability rights campaigners and others (including the Christian political think-tank Ekklesia) signed an open letter promoted by Rick Burgess (Caledfwlch,

  • 20 Mar 2014

    Budget measures announced by UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne include a cap on the overall amount spent on a range of social security measures. People who become severely ill or injured, or face other unexpected needs, may find their already low standard of living forced down, regardless of how much they have contributed to society.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    Chancellor Osborne's welfare cap puts struggling families at risk, says Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society.

  • 28 Feb 2014

    The full motion (the "question put and agreed", in parliamentary language) in the WOW petition debate on a cumulative impact assessment welfare reform in the House of Commons on 27 February 2014 is set out in full below.

  • 28 Feb 2014

    Disabled and sick campaigners have welcomed the outcome of a parliamentary debate on the harmful impact on welfare changes.

  • 27 Feb 2014

    Politicians on all sides must act to stop disabled, sick and vulnerable people being scapegoated and sidelined in debates about welfare and benefits, says Christian think-tank Ekklesia.

  • 27 Feb 2014

    The House of Commons will today (27 February 2014) debate the impact of current UK welfare reform on sick and disabled people and carers.

  • 27 Feb 2014

    On the morning of the Thursday 27 February at 9.30am WOWpetition (the initiative of disabled and sick people calling for a cumulative impact assessment of welfare reform on the most vulnerable) will be holding a breakfast lobby in the Jubilee Room of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster – ahead of a debate in the Commons Chamber due for 11.30am.

  • 5 Feb 2014

    UK housing minister Kris Hopkins has tried to dismiss a critical report by UN special rapporteur Raquel Rolnik as a "misleading Marxist diatribe". But it is clear that the government is failing to meet important human rights obligations, at a heavy human cost.