Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bobby Baker`s Mad Gym`s and Kitchen

BOBBY BAKER: Winner of M.I.N.D Book of the year 2011 There will be a performance by Bobby Baker who has experienced mental health illness. The show is a comical and serious talk on her own experiences of mental health illness, … Continue reading

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Wefare Reform Bill – Government Fights

The government fought off a fresh challenge to its controversial Welfare Reform bill on 17th January, when peers rejected a proposal to delay the full introduction of slashed new disability payments after ministers offered concessions.As the cabinet hardened its tactics … Continue reading

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Disability Benefit Changes Being “Rushed Through”

Changes to disability benefits are being “rushed through” to meet Treasury targets, campaigners have argued as peers prepare to debate the issue. They want ministers to delay changes to Disability Living Allowance, saying new medical assessment tests are not ready. … Continue reading

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500,000 To Lose Out On Disability Living Allowance

Half a million disabled people would lose out on benefits through the government’s reform to disability living allowance. Proposals to replace DLA for people with working-age with a new personal independence payment (PIP) would result in 500,000 fewer people receiving … Continue reading

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Poor Decision Making for Sickness Benefits

The second of the Harrington Reviews of the Work Capability Assessment has been published. The Work Capability Assessment is used to determine if someone is classed as sick and if so, which rate of benefit and support they will receive. … Continue reading

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New Venue for Goalball

I am pleased to inform you that our Goalball sessions will recommence at our new venue on Wednesday 11th January. We will be meeting every Wednesday 5.00pm – 7.00pm at the new Bilston Leisure Centre (Bert Williams Leisure Centre) which … Continue reading

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