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Hammersmith and Fulham Disabled Residents survey

IN 2017, 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.

Human Right of Disabled Ignored

Published on 13 February 2012

 

Funds that help disabled people live an independent life are to be cut. The Government's Independent Living Fund is to be stopped. Disabled campaigners claim it is violating their human rights and delivered a protest letter calling on Maria Miller, Minister for Disabled People to overturn the decision. (Source: http://ynuk.tv

Click here to view response from Andy Slaughter on the Independent Living Fund

Published on 09 February 2011

David Cameron's met with Hammersmith residents in January Catch up with what was said by clicking here.

Published on 05 January 2010

 

HAFCAC Loses Appeal Against Council Cuts

Published on 11 September 2009

You may have heard by now that we lost our latest appeal.

Hammersmith & Fulham, ‘the Borough of Opportunity' – Lord Justice of Appeal says the Council ‘sacrifices free home care on the altar of a Council Tax reduction for which there was no legal requirement'.

You can download our   press release   and   the full judgment   here.

We have had a lot of support from people in different ways since we started two-and-a-half years ago. So thank you all for that.

We will be thinking about how we can keep our campaign alive and kicking looking at other ways to challenge negative policies that affect disabled and older people.

HAFCAC on Channel 4 News

Click here to read George Osborne's favourite council has cut council tax and improved services, but vulnerable residents warn that it is at their expense published on 07 October 2009 by Guardian newspaper.

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