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Hammersmith and Fulham Disabled Residents survey

Earlier this year, Hammersmith & Fulham Council set up a Disabled People’s Commission to look at how to make life easier for disabled people living and working in the borough. The Commission is made up of local disabled people from across the borough.

They want to know about your experiences as a disabled person of local services and support. They have put together a survey called ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’. The survey is here https://lbhf.citizenspace.com/finance-and-corporate-services/h-f-disabled-residents-survey-2017

The survey will provide the Commission with vital up to date information about local disabled peoples’ lives. This will enable disabled people to have a say in the decisions made about their support, and tackle the barriers they face to participating on an equal basis with others.

The Commission will use this survey to put together a report about our experiences to help make positive changes.

HAFCAC need as many people to complete the survey as possible – please send it to all the disabled people in Hammersmith and Fulham that you can.

Please also help other disabled people to complete it who do not have internet access. Or you can let the Commission know so they can support them - contact Kevin Caulfield (Policy Officer to Disabled People’s Commission) at Kevin.Caulfield@lbhf.gov.uk or call 0778 9095049.

 

Hammersmith and Fulham Coalition Against Cuts (HAFCAC) is a campaign group led by and for disabled and older people in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.


Cuts in funding, benefits and support have affected the poorest and most disadvantaged members of society – older and disabled people. We are committed to campaigning for disabled people's rights and challenging the cuts. Working together as disabled and older people we can break the link between poverty and older and disabled people by

  • Holding local decision makers to account
  • Providing information
  • Ensuring disabled people are partners in making local policy
  • Working positively with organisations that listen

HAFCAC was originally set up to oppose the introduction of charging for community ‘home care’ services. As a result of the legal challenge that we brought in 2009 and our continuous campaigning, Hammersmith and Fulham Council listened, understood our concerns and took action, announcing it would abolish charging.


In Hammersmith and Fulham, charging disabled and older people for their community ‘home care’ services ended in April 2015.

 


Announcement made at an event celebrating International Day of Disabled People 2014
Council leader Steve Cowan told a room packed full of disabled people and our allies: “There are 1,231 people in Hammersmith and Fulham who need help with everyday tasks that others take for granted, such as having a bath or doing the shopping. That help is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. In a civilised society, I believe home care is something people shouldn’t have to pay for.” 

 

Hammersmith & Fulham Coalition Against Cuts, ADKC Centre, Whitstable House, Silchester Road , London W10 6SB

Tel: 020 8960 8888 ext 21 SMS (not typetalk) - 07899 752 877 Email: info@hafcac.org.uk