Latest updates from and for Citizen Network members.
Labour listens to disability campaigners
The Labour Party is moving from opposing austerity and welfare reform towards identifying new policies for benefits…
AIREA Madrid - March 2019
Citizen Network members are being offered a discount for the next AIREA event in Madrid.
Developing a political platform for spoonies
Spooniehacker interviews Catherine Hale who leads the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project.
Keys to Citizenship in Action – March to June 2019
Citizen Network Australia are proud to announce our first webinar series.
What kind of support do people really need?
Research on self-directed support and the kind of support people with disabilities and their families need in the…
24 January: #MEdebate in House of Commons
MPs from all Parties will be debating a motion on ME put forward by Carol Monaghan MP.
14 March: Campaigning, politics and self-advocacy
Simon Cramp will talk about his work and life, drawing from his new book ‘Don't Cramp My Style’ at The…
9 March: Basic Income in the North
An event in Sheffield for activists, researchers and everyone interested in making basic income happen.
Refugee Week Conference - February 2019
Refugee Week are hosting two days of inspiration, learning and networking in preparation for Refugee Week 2019.
Universal Credit is a bad policy
Dr Simon Duffy outlines why Universal Credit is not good 'in principle' but that it is damaging and dangerous.
Cumulative Impact Assessment debate
Thanks to the WOW Campaign Parliament debated the need for a Cumulative Impact Assessment in the House of Commons.
2019: Café Economique
A range of discussions in Leeds in 2019 on the new economics we need for the 21st Century.
UK Government is in denial
UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights publishes statement following his visit.
Citizen Network at IASSIDD - August 2019
Citizen Network is working in partnership with IASSIDD to encourage contributions on equal citizenship and…
Is Britain Fairer? 2018
Comprehensive report by EHRC warns that at-risk groups are in danger of being forgotten and becoming trapped in…
Progress on disability rights in the United Kingdom
Update on steps taken by UK governments to act on recommendations from the CRPD to improve the lives of disabled people…
WOW Campaign secures debate in House of Commons
The debate will discuss the urgent need for a cumulative impact assessment of all cuts to disability support.
10 November: Campaign for a Yorkshire Parliament
An inaugural meeting for people to meet, exchange ideas and contribute to the future vision of the campaign.
17 November: Reclaim Social Care
How do we reverse privatisation and secure quality, stable, publicly funded and accountable social care services for…
11 October: Unelected Oligarchy
Think tanks have shaped policy and public opinion in Britain for decades; but what are they? The Festival of Politics in…
Community transformation - October 2018
Diversity Matters invite you to join them to learn more about The Oasis Game and Go Deep.
Raising the Bar II - November 2018
What should best practice care look like for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities?
The Art of Facilitation - October 2018
Find out how facilitating self-help can transform our approach to community change.
Idea 12 - November 2018
Are you interested in widening awareness about the significance of legal capacity and support in decision making for…
Patient passport launched
Simon Cramp has developed a patient passport with Chesterfield Royal Hospital for patients who find communicating…
Les Monaghan at Brighton Photo Fringe
Les Monaghan has been selected as this year's Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN18 Participate artist for his project…
11 September: Conversations on Governance
It's Our City is holding a series of community conversations about local governance in Sheffield during 2018/19.
ILF Scotland Transition Fund
This fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the…
Go Deep - October 2018
This is the first time Go Deep will be played in Scotland on a large scale, with facilitators from Scotland and The…
Mapping SDS around the world
Take part in the SKILLS survey to map international progress on self-directed support.
How is self-directed support developing globally?
How is self-directed support developing globally?
Basic Income in a disabling world - August 2018
Citizen Network will be at the BIEN International Congress in Tampere.
What's the impact of chronic illness in the UK today
The Chronic Illness Inclusion Project launches major survey to capture the experiences & views of people living…
Citizen Network Greece at IASSIDD
Citizen Network was asked to run a workshop at the 5th IASSIDD European Congress in Athens in July 2018.
Share your austerity stories
WOW Voices are documenting the impact of austerity on the people behind the numbers in a bid to challenge Government…
UN to investigate extreme poverty in the UK
United Nations investigator to probe the impact of Tory austerity policies in Britain, in the UN's first visit to a…
Diversity & Belonging - July 2018
The theme of the IASSIDD conference is a celebration of human diversity, within spaces and places where we feel…
Peer-led organisations for inclusion - June 2018
Join Plumtree and guests Jyrki Pinomma and Pippa Murray to hear about their experience in promoting inclusion for…
Parliamentary debate on ME secured
Westminster Hall Debate on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) treatment and research set for Thursday 21st June.
Making Poverty Visible
For those who dismiss empirical research Les Monaghan's Relative Poverty photography work bears witness to lives…
Welfare conditionality causes more harm than good
The WelCond project, led by the University of York and colleagues, found that welfare conditionality causes more harm…
Disabled people facing government hostility
Letter published in The Guardian protesting at the failure of the media to cover the on-going attacks on disabled and…
Publication of Report on Constituency Changes
This report shows how Boundary Commission England's planned changes will worsen inequities of UK electoral system.
The Balance of Rights
A new Anton French Film exploring the challenges faced by people with learning disabilities in the UK today.
Report on how to reform social care published
Robin Jackson's report explains why health and social care integration is poor policy and offers instead a practical…
Guide published on what makes us healthy
This guide from The Health Foundation gives helpful information and practical advice on tackling the social…
Festival of Debate: April to June 2018
Sheffield's Festival of Debate is one of the largest political festivals in the UK, with 75 debates, including several…
Personal Health Budget survey
NHS England invite you to share your experience of the care and support you receive in a new survey on PHBs.