Monthly Archives: April 2015

Touretteshero tells it like it is: Ambition Capped.

Tourette’s hero has blogged about the Access To Work cap and explains what it all means in her post “Ambition Capped“. This is a fantastic post that provides a complete summary of the situation: a perfect read for people who may be unaware of what Access to Work is.

“I don’t want to live in a society where the aspirations and talents of disabled people are capped”.

Please share to raise awareness of the issue, then let people knoepw they can help by completing our 5 actions listed below.   

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What YOU can do to help the Stop Changes To Access To Work campaign? 

You may have arrived at this page having read Jenny Sealey’s letter to the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/02/tories-not-listening-about-impact-of-welfare-cuts

Here’s what you can do to help: 

1.     Sign & share our petitionhttps://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-changes-to-access-to-work. We will be handing this is to whoever wins the next election. The more signatories, the greater the impact. 

2.     Follow us on Twitter (@emilysmith2007 #Stopchanges2AtW) or Facebook (STOP CHANGES TO ACCESS TO WORK), to get updates and find out what is happening with the campaign. 

3.     Raise the issue of Access to Work at any opportunity in the lead up to the election: hustings etc. What are the main parties doing to support Deaf and disabled people? 

4.      Pass on our details to any Deaf or disabled person you know that are experiencing problems with Access to Work. We have been working with the human rights law firm Leigh Day and will continue to do so, to ensure people’s legal rights are being defended. 

5.      Challenge the ideological attack being made on Deaf and disabled people.  These cuts to Access to Work are being made on hard working people, who just happen to have a disability.  We reject the language currently being used and the dipiction of Deaf and disabled people by the press.