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What we are doing
We have three focuses to our work:
1. Developing local Disabled activists - We want to support local residents to campaign about issues that impact us as Disabled people. We are organising training sessions and resources to build the next generation of HAFCAC campaigners.
Charging for basic care and support - “it just cannot be right"
Kevin Caulfield gave evidence last week to the Commons Health and Social Care committee. Kevin is a Hammersmith and Fulham resident and a founder member of HAFCAC.
The Disability News Service describes what Kevin said in this article.
Caulfield said: “The financial assessment process is often demeaning, it comes at a point in people’s lives where people need support and peace and tranquillity, and instead what happens is you move further and further away from that.”
In 2014 Hammersmith and Fulham became the only local authority in England to abolish all charges for disabled people living independently in the community.
This came about through years of campaigning by disabled people and HAFCAC.
“ENIL Freedom Drive 2019”
In October, HAFCAC hired a new Development Worker, Alice Armstrong, to continue the work of developing the next wave of HAFCAC campaigners.
HAFCAC members attended the European Network for Independent Living (ENIL) Freedom Drive in Brussels, meeting up with Disabled campaigners from around Europe, protesting and lobbying at various EU bodies. HAFCAC founding members Tara Flood and Kevin Caulfield gave a workshop to attendees about the results of HAFCAC’s grassroots campaign for Independent Living, and the trailblazing new model of co-production adopted by the council in Hammersmith & Fulham.
Hammersmith & Fulham Coalition Against Cuts, Dawes Road Hub, 20 Dawes Road, Fulham, London SW6 7EN
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