Walking together in the name of social justice

Report: Five things you and your party can do for disabled people

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:43 -- admin

1 in 6 of us has a disability, and any one of us could need social security at any time in our lives.

We all want to believe that social security measures are in place so that we will get the support we need if sickness or disability means we can’t work, or that we need money to cope with the extra costs we might face. In the UK we are very lucky to have a system that is intended to offer this kind of support.

However, our combined knowledge, experience and direct contact with millions of disabled individuals and carers, has shown us that the system is not currently up to task. It is failing to adequately meet the needs of many disabled people who rely on it.

Read the full article here.

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There is a momentum growing amongst psychologists who are pressing for social inequalities to be addressed. Here is a statement produced by clinical & health psychologists, calling on policy makers to address the impact social inequalities have on mental health...

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100 miles - BPS Leicester to BPS London
5 days - 17th to 21st August 2015

3 causes - The benefits system / homelessness / Food poverty

Join us to walk from Leicester to London to raise awareness of social policies that are leading to psychological distress.

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