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  • DPAC asks "How is Coronovirus affecting you?"

    DPAC asks

    Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) are aware that the disruption due to the Coronovirus pandemic is having a particularly adverse effect on disabled people. In order for DPAC to raise the alarm about some of these issues they’re asking what’s happening to you.

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  • It's on the Record - a Fundraising Event for Sheffield DPAC

    It's on the Record - a  Fundraising Event for Sheffield DPAC

    Please note that this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Sheffield Labour students are organising a fundraising event later this month to raise money for the Sheffield branch of Disabled People Against Cuts. It will take place at Dina, a grassroots arts and culture venue on Cambridge Street in the city centre, on Friday March 20, from 8-11pm. The event is free but a donation of £5 would be welcome. DPAC Sheffield has recently been behind the On The Record campaign to purchase equipment so that disabled people can tape their Personal Independence Payment interviews.

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  • T-shirts On Sale To Help PIP Recording Appeal

    T-shirts On Sale To Help PIP Recording Appeal

    If you want to really show your support for DPAC Sheffield and their campaign to ensure Personal Independence Payments interviews are recorded you can now get it on your chest. The local branch of Disabled People Against Cuts has now had t-shirts printed bearing the slogan ‘Put PIP assessments on the record’ which you can buy for £10, or £13 if you need it posted. Money raised will go towards their crowdfunder to buy equipment which can be lent out to disabled people applying for the benefit

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  • Putting PIP Assessments On The Record

    Putting PIP Assessments On The Record

    Campaigners calling for compulsory recording of Personal Independence Payments assessments have taken matters into their own hands – by loaning out equipment to disabled people who want to get theirs taped. DPAC Sheffield, the local branch of national organisation Disabled People Against Cuts organised a crowdfunding appeal to purchase equipment and raised enough to buy two sets, although they are now hoping to buy more.The service is backed by and was launched at Disability Sheffield’s office at The Circle in Sheffield city centre. The first disabled person to use the equipment was a Disability Sheffield volunteer.

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  • Has Your GP Refused To Help With Benefits Claims?

    Has Your GP Refused To Help With Benefits Claims?

    Campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts is launching an investigation into why some doctors are refusing to help their patients by writing letters to support their disability benefits claims. If your doctor has refused to write a letter stating that you need a home visit for a benefit assessment or has refused to issue you with a Fit Note, DPAC would like to hear from you.

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  • DPAC To Help You Get It Taped In PIP Interviews

    DPAC  To Help You Get It Taped In PIP Interviews

    The Sheffield branch of campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts has launched a crowdfunding appeal to buy tape recorders and cassettes for people to use during their PIP medical assessments. Not everyone is aware that you are allowed to record the assessment but the equipment must be supplied by the person being assessed and many people on benefits cannot afford to buy recording equipment.

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  • DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

    Members of DPAC Sheffield the local branch of campaigning organisation “Disabled People Against Cuts” are holding a protest rally at Sheffield railway station on the morning of Friday May 31st against a £250,000 advertising campaign for the controversial Universal Credit scheme in the free Metro newspaper.

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  • DPAC Report On Universal Basic Income

    Campaigning group Disabled People Against Cuts has issued a report containing their concerns about the possibility of a universal basic income. Their report called ‘Solution or Illusion’ expresses reservations about the idea , which has supporters from across the political spectrum.

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  • DPAC Workshop on Universal Credit

    Confused by Universal Credit? Want to ensure that you and others who will be receiving it know the rules? This training and advocacy workshop arranged by the Sheffield branch of Disabled People Against Cuts, is on Saturday July 14th from 10am-4pm at the Burton Street Foundation. Places are limited so book early.

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  • Disabled People Against Cuts - Universal Credit Protest

    The Sheffield branch of Disabled People Against Cuts ( DPAC ) has organised a local demonstration as part of a national day of action against Universal Credit. It will take place outside Sheffield City Hall on Thursday 1 March between noon and 1pm.

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