Monthly Archives: August 2012

Protest over ‘fit for work’ tests

Activists have staged a protest at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) against multinational IT firm and Paralympics sponsor Atos, which carries out the Government’s “fit for work” assessments. Disabled and anti-cuts campaigners have been rallying all over the … Continue reading

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A Week with Activeyes

Lunch at the Oddfellows Wednesday 5th September, 12.30pm Join us for lunch at this popular venue, the menu is varied, good value and the service we receive is always excellent. Coffee Morning Come and meet up for a coffee and … Continue reading

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DISABILITY HATE CRIME: IS ‘BENEFIT SCROUNGER’ ABUSE TO BLAME?

Ahead of the Paralympics, figures reveal disability hate crime is at its highest level, yet few incidents are reported and fewer perpetrators convicted. It was karaoke night at the Weaver’s Arms when Chantelle Richardson was attacked by a stranger because … Continue reading

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TAXPAYER MONEY ‘WASTED’ ON BENEFIT CHECKS

The National Audit Office hit out at the Department for Work and Pensions for not seeking financial redress for the failures. “The taxpayer is effectively paying for this service twice – once through the £112 million a year Atos receives … Continue reading

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A Week With Activeyes

Coffee Morning Come and meet up for a coffee and a chat on Tuesday 28th August 10.30am at The Light House Fryer Street, Wolverhampton Picnic at Himley Hall Wednesday 29th August 12pm Come along for an afternoon in the pleasant … Continue reading

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DISABILITY ACTIVISTS USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO HIGHLIGHT CARE CUTS

While there are fears that traditional methods of disability activism are on the wane, a new campaigning spirit is been forged using the social media revolution. The past 18 months have seen the first flowerings of a new network of … Continue reading

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A Week With Activeyes

West Park Walk Our next walk will be on Tuesday 21st August. We meet outside the tearoomsat 11.00am the walk is suitable for all. After the walk, we normally stop for light refreshments in the tearooms. Lunch at The Pavilions … Continue reading

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