About DPAC

DPAC is about disabled people and their allies. DPAC is UK based but we know that disabled people in other countries are suffering from austerity cuts and a lack of fundamental rights. We welcome all to join us in fighting for justice and human rights for all disabled people.

Disabled people should not be the scapegoats for the financial mistakes of governments, should not be constantly told that there is no money to support them by millionaire politicians. We will not tolerate further erosion of our living conditions or our human rights, nor will we sit quietly while they try to take our rights away.

DPAC was formed by a group of disabled people after the 3rd October mass protests against cuts in Birmingham, England. The 3rd October saw the first mass protest against the austerity cuts and their impact on disabled people-It was led by disabled people under the name of The Disabled Peoples’ Protest.

DPAC co-founders are the original Disabled Peoples’ Protest organisers. Leading coordinator Linda Burnip was instrumental in getting disabled peoples’ voices heard and disabled people represented at the protest, along with, Sam Brackenbury, Bob Williams- Finlay, Tina Hogg, Debbie Jolly, Eleanor Lisney, Pete Millington, Dave Lupton, and most important of all: all those that marched in the pouring rain on October the 3rd, all those that joined the virtual protest, and all those that supported us with email campaigns and messages when the march was threatened: all made DPAC a reality.

DPAC is for everyone who believes that disabled people should have full human rights and equality. It is for everyone that refuses to accept that any country can destroy the lives of people just because they are or become disabled or sick. It is for everyone against government austerity measures which target the poor while leaving the wealthy unscathed. It is for everyone who refuses to stay silent about the injustices delivered by wealthy politicians on ordinary people and their lives.

DPAC does not necessarily agree with comments or remarks posted by other parties and will continue to publish them unless they contain any comments that are deemed offensive, inappropriate or include information that might be viewed as legally harmful.

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2 responses to “About DPAC

  1. In February we have taken referrals from,2Cumbria,1 from Isle of Wight,1 from London,3 from Hampshire,1 from Wilthsire 11 from Devon and 19 in Cornwall.

    All faced same problem,inaccessible services for help,all computerised phone services with people waiting over 3 hours for an answer and putting phone down as no answer.

    As a small charity we are flabbergasted that we are able to support so man……y people on 12 k a year with a quck response time and yet multi million pound organisations,that are supposed to supply a service actually do not supply any service at all or a very very poor one, but they are that arrogant to those that need the service who then are treated with contempt and it’s all about the money.

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