A national day of anti-ATOS demonstrations was called for Wednesday 19th. February. ATOS were contracted, by the last Labourshite government and fully supported by this ConDem one, to bully and harass the long-term sick and disabled off their meagre benefit support and onto, the even more meagre, Job Seekers Allowance (JSA). Once on JSA they are expected to make themselves available for work or fa…
An attempt to raise this issue through the Parliamentary system before it is too late.. ..maybe worth sending your own letter asap?
Lord Hunt is the opposition lead on the NHS, I understand.
There is international concern about over-prescribing of psychiatric drugs for all communities, and many doctors and practitioners are starting to rethink their value. What else can be done?
Here locally, Making Waves Nottingham, a group led by people with lived experience of mental distress, has started to run sessions in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust to support people read…
One Nottingham VCS Board Member Elections and Workfare
One Nottingham, the 'strategic partnership' has a management board with various posts reserved for representatives of particular sectors e.g., business, higher education and the voluntary sector. Currently, elections are underway for the voluntary sector posts which include a 'faith' representative, a BME representative and a sort of general …
Man in wheelchair labelled 'fire hazard'
Fucking ATOS again!!!!!!! Man in wheelchair couldn't be seen by ATOS because his wheelchair presented a fire-risk!!!!!
Even if this is true, why the bloody hell is an office for disabily assesment located where this might be said????????? Move the fucking office! NEWSFLASH! Disability often involves wheelchairs
A man has claimed he was turned away and la…
38 Degrees has launched a petition to Nottingham City Council demanding that nobody be evicted for Bedroom Tax arrears. Nearby Broxtowe Borough Council has agreed such a policy so Nottingham can too.
One of the key criticisms of traditional mental health services is the reliance on psychiatric diagnosis, which many argue are detrimental to service-users and unsupported by scientific research. This debate has recently come to the fore with clinical groups breaking ranks from the psychiatric establishment. Links to the story in other media are provided.
International Community Centre
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Benfit Cuts Hit Thousands
Monday, May 13, 2013
By Alexander Britton
HARD-UP residents are calling Nottingham City Council at a rate of more than one a minute over worries about benefits changes that came into force last month.
The Post can reveal that between April 2 and 16, the council answered 5,300 calls and had 2,854 face-to-face enquiries, meaning it dealt with nearly 750 queries a da…
It's great to see that a local campaign could be mounted so quickly to demand the freedom of Steve Topley, who had been detained by police since 11th April for allegedly making a threatening comment during an Employment Support Allowance interview.
Visit to Atos adviser leaves man with criminal record
In Atos meeting, Steve Topley made casual death threat in reference to a third party. The next thing he knew he'd been charged by police
Steve Topley's family and supporters of the campaign to free him gathered outside Nottingham Crown Court from 9.30am today. Steve, who has not seen his family since he was snatched by the police on 11th April, was in court for a bail hearing. He is currently on remand for alleged "threatening behaviour" during a DWP interview.
Friday 26, April 2013. 9.30-11.00 am
Family and supporters will protest against Steven Topley’s imprisonment outside Nottingham Crown Court 60 Canal St, Nottingham, NG1 7EL.
Contact details: Dave Perkins Tel; 07971 373479. Gina Topley Tel; 07952 976316.
A campaign has begun to free a man detained by police since 11th April for allegedly making a threatening comm…
PCS Union Leadership Refuse To Even Discuss Fighting Benefit Sanctions
In a disappointing and sadly all too predictable move, the leadership of the PCS Union have blocked any meaningful discussion about fighting the ruthless benefit sanction regime which many of their members are now expected to administer and police.
Under draconian new rules claimants can have benefits stopped for up to thre…
A community linking people with an interest in mental health was begun in Nottingham in March, with a mailing list created to keep people updated about events. Events and articles shared through the mailing list will also be posted on Indymedia.
in the 4th floor foyer of the Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND.
A meeting in the Meadows last night has hopefully sown the seeds of a local fightback against benefits cuts with the beginnings of a new local group ‘Meadows Against the Bedroom Tax.
Now the new parts of the Welfare Reform Act are being implemented, households are already getting demands from the City Council for the Spare Room Subsidy which is better known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’, using what…
Nottingham Market Square, 5pm. Bring yourself, banners, placards, music, hats.
On Saturday, 2-300 people gathered at Speakers Corner in Nottingham to demonstrate against the coalition government’s bedroom tax. The government policy will see social tenants with a spare room having £40-£80 per month taken off their housing benefit. According to the protesters, “in Nottingham alone 4746 families will be affected by the Bedroom Tax” which “penalises the disabled, single par…
PROTESTERS have stepped up their campaign to stop the closure of a day centre for people with mental health problems.
Dozens of people opposed to the shutting of the Open Door project, on the Victoria Embankment, held placards outside a Notts County Council meeting at the Masonic Hall in Welbeck Road, West Bridgford.
Riseup! Radio is being re-launched. In a few weeks time our first show for nearly four years will be arriving in your hearing holes. There will be many many things on the show- reports from the Annoymous Demo, political chit chat in the Sumac Bar, news from the NG7 Food Bank and loads of other good good stuff.
Precarious workers, students, the unemployed, squatters, and the angry and annoyed turned up outside the Nottingham offices of Ingeus and A4e for a demonstration called by Nottingham against Workfare and Stop G8 Notts. A “Workfare ain't Fair” was handed out and hundreds of leaflets entitled “Workfare is Class warefare” were handed out to shoppers, as well as those employed and harassed by A4e and…
Broxtowe Save Our NHS target local MP Anna Soubry
This morning in Beeston the Broxtowe Save Our NHS campaign delivered its Christmas spectacular. A giant Christmas card was brought into Beeston, on which people were able to send their messages of seasonal goodwill to their MP, Anna Soubry. These messages were of course somewhat infused with the feelings people have about the NHS, and the dama…