Latest updates from and for Citizen Network members.
Individual Service Fund (ISF) survey
Please complete this quick survey on Individual Service Funds from the Housing and Support Alliance.
Cumulative impact of welfare reform: Scotland
New research published by Scottish Parliament on the cumulative impact of welfare reform on households in Scotland.
Government must do better - survey results
Results from LDA England's quality checking Government survey February 2015 reveal the deep level of shock and…
Discover - What is politics good for?
Series of useful seminars
Charities are servants of Government
A new research report from NCIA
Maximus Day of Action - 2nd March
Join DPAC in a day of protest across UK on 2nd March 2015.
Appeal for Thomas and family
Paula Rawnsley’s 20 year old son Thomas is in hospital on a life support machine. This is an appeal fund to help…
Self-Directed Support in Scotland - 16 March
We Chose to Climb an international event on SDS in Glasgow, 16 March 2015.
Campaigning Charities in Austerity UK
A research report published by NCIA - Voluntary Services and Campaigning in Austerity UK.
Don't be shy, love your taxes
A series of protests being held in Sheffield on 14 February 2015, plus please sign the tax dodging bill petition.
Benefit sanctions savage mental health
Benefits claimants judged as unfit to work due to mental health problems are more likely to have their benefits stopped…
Quality Checking Government
In the run up to the General Election in May 2015, the Learning Disability Alliance England have produced a…
Jobseeker Agreement Unlawful
Finding of tribunal into job seekers agreement
Independent Living Fund High Court ruling
Independent Living Fund High Court ruling
Claiming Full Citizenship Conference
Save the date and a call for papers for Claiming Full Citizenship Conference in Vancouver, October 2015.
Research shows impact of ISFs
Better Lives - an evaluation of personalisation in Southwark published today.
Best Buddies UK launched
Best Buddies UK launched at the end of October.
Poverty in Sheffield Today - 29 November
Finding A Way Forward - a meeting in Sheffield 29 November 2014.
Time to Stop the Lies
A petition on 38 degrees to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards - IDS Time to Stop the Lies.
Keep Volunteering Voluntary
Sign up to this campaign to keep volunteering voluntaryp.
Regulations putting people at risk
Publication of open letter on regulations
LDA England goes live
LDA England website goes lives
H&SA Annual Conference 20 November 2014
The most important conference of the year for people working in the housing and supported living sector for people with…
Petition to re-think pre-paid benefit cards
Sign this petition at 38 degrees.
Women Centred Working
An initiative to encourage the design and delivery of more effective services for women who are facing multiple…
Think on it: 3 - 5 December 2014
3 day residential workshop with Kate Fulton, Bright Souls and Judith North, Orenda.
Carers and General Election 2015
Carer Watch is compiling a list of questions to MPs before the elections in 2015 and collating their responses.
New report proposes basic income
Let's Scrap the DWP - the case for Basic Income Security - has been published by The Centre for Welfare Reform
Join the Learning Disability Alliance
The Campaign for a Fair Society, People First England and the Housing and Support Alliance have formed the Learning…
Call for welfare ceasefire
Carer Watch and Pat's Petition call for groups to support a welfare ceasefire to end the shameful changes to the current…
Cutting Against the Grain - 25 September
A national conference on 25 September, organised by WomenCentre demonstrating the resilience, tenacity and…
Scotland Against the Care Tax
Sign this petition by Scotland Against the Care Tax - to end care charging in Scotland.
NZ tackle Down Syndrome discrimination
New Zealand Human Rights Commission to address prenatal discrimination against the down syndrome community.
Parliament condemns ESA and WCA
CarerWatch share a new report by the Work and Pensions Committee on Employment and Support Allowance and Work…
Green Party support basic income
Green Party Manifesto 2015 to include universal basic income
Research Fellowship on basic incomes
Ailsa McKay Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Economics
Dignity and Opportunity for All published
Just Fair publish a new report Dignity and Opportunity for All
Independent research on WCA published
An independent evaluation of the WCA by disabled people themselves
Speak up Against the Cuts - 10 July
The Learning Disability Carers Community invite people and organisations to come together to speak up about cuts to…
Failure of Back-to-Work Programme
Failure of WRAG
Individual Service Funds published
Individual Service Funds - learning from Inclusion's 18 Years of Practice.
Working on the Inside published
Working on the Inside a new paper by Kate Fulton.
Overturned abolish Independent Living Fund
Dignity and Opportunity for All - 7 July
Event - Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era, London 7 July.
Petition against Assisted Dying
Sign the Assisted Dying should not be legalised petition.
Support Women in Exile
Women in Exile is under threat, can you help?
Unlocking the Imagination updated
Simon Duffy's book first published in 1996 now updated, offers a path for commissioners who want to create the…
Cuts in Haringey put vulnerable adults at risk
New report published on 9 May by Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership Board reveals the impact of cuts in…