Personal Indepedence Payment assessment concerns

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is joining forces with the Disability Benefits Consortium to call for independent assessment providers to sign up to 10 pledges for assessments for the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The providers, Atos Healthcare and Capita, have been selected by the Department for Work and Pensions. PIP is part of the Government’s … Continue reading

PIP assessment criteria workshop

I was at a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment criteria workshop today hosted by Every Disabled Child Matters as we looked at the impact of the transition from Disability Living Allowance to PIP. The specific focus of the workshop was on the impact of 16-25 year olds which is therefore directly relevant to our Trailblazers. … Continue reading

Disability activists call for ‘Responsible Reform’

Today, a group of disability activists from across the UK have published a report which outlines the level of opposition to the Government’s proposals to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The group of campaigners, which includes social media activists @suey2y and @BendyGirl, researched, wrote and funded the publication of … Continue reading