Blog: Campaigning

Government to end unnecessary PIP reviews for people with most severe health conditions

19 June 2018

Source Gov.UK: People with the most severe, life-long conditions will no longer have to attend regular reviews for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) .

Having MS is enough. It shouldn't be made harder by a welfare system that doesn't make sense.

19 June 2018

Source MS Society: Welfare support is vital for many people with MS. It helps us manage the extra costs of the condition, stay in work for longer and participate fully in society.

Flying disabled: Trouble in the skies

20 April 2018

Source BBC: Disabled passengers: 'Don’t even think about going to the toilet'

MS Trust Ocrelizumab questionnaire

9 February 2018

If you have a spare moment, please do fill in the MS Trust short questionnaire about ocrelizumab, and help us make a strong case to NICE for this drug to be made available on the NHS.

A message from Trishna

17 October 2017

A message from Trishna

I've been asked to help source participants for a focus group that I'm attending to look at a new patient platform that has been developed to make the clinical trials process more patient-friendly.

PIP and ESA Assessments

4 October 2017

Source Parliament UK:

As part of our inquiry on PIP and ESA Assessments, the Work and Pensions Committee would like to hear about your experience of claiming PIP or ESA.

DWP spends £39m defending decisions to strip benefits from sick and disabled people

30 August 2017

Source Independent:

Ministers have spent almost £40m in an “appalling” attempt to stop sick and disabled people receiving the financial help they are entitled to, The Independent can reveal.

16,500 plus people sent a message to party leaders demanding they protect disability benefits.

6 June 2017

Source MS Society

16,500 plus people sent a message to party leaders demanding they protect disability benefits.

We're part of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), a network of more than 80 disability charities and organisations. And today we came together with our communities to deliver an open letter to party leaders, urging them to make no more cuts to disability benefits in the next Parliament.

Thousands have disability vehicles taken away

13 April 2017

Source BBC:

More than 50,000 disabled people have had specially adapted vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits in 2013.

Stop PIP reassessments for patients with progressive diseases, campaigners say

11 April 2017

Source The Guardian:

MPs and patient groups have called for an end to the repeated assessments that people with progressive diseases must undergo in order to qualify for disability benefits.

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