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Independent Grassroots Fightback!

National DPAC Conference

12 th April 2014 11am until 5pm

London Met University, Tower Building, 166 220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DP

Since we started in October 2010 Disabled People Against Cuts has been at the forefront of the fight against austerity. With Atos on the run, the bedroom tax on the ropes and the decision to close the Independent Living Fund quashed we are seeing the results of hard campaigning. But there is muc more to do.

The national conference is a chance for DPAC members to come together, to share experiences and discuss your ideas for moving forwards.

We have invited a very special guest, someone who

Workshops will look at: - Where Now for the Independent Living Fund campaign, - Developing a Social Model of Distress, - Winning the Argument, - Disability, Art and Protest, - Building a National Network of Disabled People's Organisations and Direct Action practical skills among others.

Please note places are limited so priority will be given to DPAC members. For information about joining please contact

The venue is wheelchair accessible. BSL and a note taker will be provided. For access queries please contact

To book places or for more information please contact

Reclaiming Our Futures - Disabled People's Protest Week of Action and Freedom Drive

Get involved in this year's week of action and Freedom Drive, daring to speak up for disabled people's rights and interests.

Campaigners are planning another week of action a year on from the Atos Games, the week of action against Atos' Sponsorship of the Paralympic Games that was co-ordinated by DPAC, Transport for All, UK Uncut and the Right to Work campaign and which drew public and media attention to the reality of life for disabled people in austerity Britain in contrast to the glitz of the Paralympics.

This year Inclusion London, the Alliance for Inclusive Education, Equal Lives, Mental Health resistance Network, the WOW petition and the TUC disabled workers' committee among others are coming on board to run a powerful week of action culminating in a march for freedom through London on Wednesday 4th September.

The week will encompass a range of activities with the aim of being inclusive and enabling people to get involved in a variety of ways from armchair activism and social media to local protests to artistic expression to a discussion and debate on the social model of disability.

The week will launch a Disabled People's Manifesto, setting out disabled people's demands for rights and equality across aspects of our lives from inclusive education to independent living and welfare reform.

If you would like to get involved in planning and organising, would like more information or want to take part in the consultation on the Manifesto please contact: .

Look out for updates on the DPAC website:






Hammersmith & Fulham Coalition Against Cuts, Dawes Road Hub, 20 Dawes Road, Fulham, London SW6 7EN

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