Latest updates from and for Citizen Network members.
The challenge of change - December 2017
The theme of this year’s Learning Disability England conference is change.
People based development - January 2018
An exciting opportunity to attend this renowned international course with Manavodaya in India.
Understanding autism online course - November 2017
The Tizard Centre at the University of Kent have developed a Massive Open Online Course on autism beginning in…
Don't use LD
Update on the campaign to stop people using the term LD to refer to their fellow human beings
Progress on Personalised Support published
An international survey on personalised support shows idea is spreading, but commissioning lags behind.
Serious concerns about 'Opportunity for All'
Mo Stewart has written to Shaw Trust expressing concern about their recent report on employment for disabled people.
Heading Upstream published
Major report outlining Barnsley's success in promoting social justice through citizen and community action.
Transforming services changing lives - November 2017
Join Manawanui at this one day symposium in Auckland in November.
Café Spoon wins Venue of the Year
The Spoon Café, brought to you by Unity, wins an Icon Award for Venue of the Year!
Social Rights Are Human Rights published
Professor Paul Hunt's report argues that the UK has ignored social rights, but now is the time to make them central to…
Petition: human rights for disabled people
A petition to appoint a cabinet minister and stand up for our human rights.
United Nations condemns UK Government
The UN has criticised the UK for failing to protect disabled peoples' rights.
Connecting individuals with disabilities and community members - September 2017
Quip are hosting a one-day workshop in Prague on 21st September.
What's the role of civil society?
An independent inquiry has been launched into the future of civil society and it's seeking your views.
A campaign to fuel the growing movement for more recognition, education, research & funding for ME.
Learning Disability England takes shape
LDE elects Representative Body comprising people with learning disabilities, family members, friends,…
The making of the PACE scandal
A Special Issue of the Journal of Health Psychology is to be published to explore the scandalous PACE Trial.
Letter to Minister for Disabled People
Mo Stewart sets out the harm caused to sick and disabled people by the government's welfare policies.
Back to Bedlam published
Robin Jackson's report outlines the severe crisis for people with a learning disability caused by government policy.
Virginia Moffatt has edited a series of essays describing how
Self-directed support in Scotland
The Herald in Scotland has reported concerns that Scotland's legislation on self-directed support is not bringing…
Civil disobedience by Rev Paul Nicolson
Rev. Nicolson is refusing to pay his Council Tax in solidarity with all those harmed by government's attack on the…
Launch of Citizen Network Australia - August 2017
WA’s Individualised Services (WAIS) invite you to a workshop and the Australian launch of Citizen Network.
12th September: Basic Income book launch
Join Basic Income UK and the Centre for Welfare Reform at the launch of Malcolm Torry's new book Citizen's Basic Income a…
Exploring true citizenship - August 2017
A 2-day workshop on citizenship theory and practice in partnership with the Jeder Institute.
10th June: Relative Poverty exhibition
Les Monaghan's powerful photographic exhibition revealing the reality of poverty in modern Britain comes to…
Democracy and citizen engagement - June 2017
Join an emerging local collaboration of activists and ordinary citizens in Madison, Wisconsin USA.
Disability activists say vote Labour
In a letter to The Guardian, leading disability activists and their allies urge people to vote for Labour in the General…
Open Letter to Damian Green on welfare reform
From Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions setting out their…
Go deep - May 2017
Diversity Matters invite you to attend a free event in either Glasgow or Edinburgh and discover the Go Deep Game.
28th April: Relative Poverty Exhibition
Les Monaghan's powerful photographic exhibition revealing the reality of poverty in modern Britain starts in…
26th June: Monetary reform for fairness?
A Festival of Debate event in Sheffield, speakers will put forward their ideas on how to create a better, stronger and…
1st June: Basic Income for Sheffield?
A Festival of Debate event, this meeting is part of a project to make UBI a reality for the people of Sheffield, tackling…
Open Letter to Prime Minister opposing ESA cut
Ekklesia, backed by the Centre for Welfare Reform, have published an Open Letter to the UK Prime Minister opposing the…
Career Fair 4 all - April 2017
An exciting opportunity in Greece for people with disabilities.
Inspired by love - June 2017
Inclusion BC is accepting submissions for Artwork and Workshop Proposals for their 2017 Conference.
Call for retraction of PACE publication
Open Letter to Psychological Medicine calls for retraction of publication of improper research of PACE trial.
Spartacus responds to Green Paper
The latest Spartacus Network report reviews the Government's plans to reform ESA and the Work programme. They find the…
UK Government rejects UN criticisms
The UK Government appears to have rejected the severe criticisms of the United Nations for the way in which its…
NCIA Witness Seminar 10 March 2017
An invitation from the National Coalition for Independent Action (NCIA) to a Witness Seminar in London on 10th March.
Sylvana Mahmic named Citizen of the Year
Congratulations to Sylvana Mahmic of Marrickville, New South Wales who has been awarded joint Inner West Council…
Nudge Unit finds Welfare Conditionality is flawed
The government's Nudge Unit has found that the Welfare Conditionality policy promoted by Government is…
Troubled Families Programme in trouble
NIESR evaluation finds that there is no evidence Troubled Families Programme had any significant impact on key…
Welfare reforms save less than expected
Welfare Trends report published by the Office of Budget Responsibility.
Official adult social care statistics released
NHS Digital has published three reports which include the latest statistics on the safeguarding and care of…
Major breakthrough on PACE trial
There's been a major breakthrough on PACE trial as the courts force Queen Mary University of London to release data from…
Are we giving children in Care the right support?
Support this call to ensure that children entering the care system are routinely given robust assessments to detect…
What is the psychological impact of disability cuts?
Jessica Saffer is exploring the psychological impact of disability benefit cuts and seeking people to interview as…