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A question of independence: What is the future for disabled people? - 19 attended

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Changes to disability benefits which came into effect this month have affected hundreds of thousands of claimants. In this seminar we assess these changes and look at local support for disabled people.

An estimated 600,000 people lost Disability Living Allowance this month when the benefit was replaced by the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

The new PIP will mean claimants face stiffer assesments and campaigners have warned that disabled people could lose between £20.55 and £131.50 under the new system.

In this seminar we will ask 'what is the future for disabled people?'

We will consider if the the current welfare changes are fair and look at ways we can support people locally who have been affected by the changes.

The keynote speaker will be Debbie Jolly a disabled activist, writer and co-founder of DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts).

There will also be an address from Councillor Fiona Buxton (RBKC)

The seminar is open to both the statutory and voluntary and community sector.

The seminar is jointly organised by the Social Council and Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea.

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8th, May 2013 10:30 AM   through   2:00 PM
Training Room 7
London Lighthouse
111 - 117 Lancaster Road
W11 1QT

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General Phone: 020 7243 9800

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