Presentation on theme: "Disabled People Against Cuts. Who are DPAC? Campaign Network of and for disabled people Formed at Conservative Party Conference protest in October 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Disabled People Against Cuts
Who are DPAC? Campaign Network of and for disabled people Formed at Conservative Party Conference protest in October 2010 Principles: Social Model of Disability, UNCRPD.
What does DPAC do? Direct Action Research Lobbying Legal Challenges
How does DPAC work? Social Media (testimonies to action) DPO’s (services, networks etc) Grassroots Activists Groups (UK Uncut, Occupy, Reclaim the Power etc)
What makes DPAC different? Reclaiming Civil Disobedience Joint Working in 3 key areas DPO’S (e.g. Manifesto, Legal Network, Summit) Unions/Labour Party (e.g. PCS, TUC DWC,NLBDP) Broad Left/Anti-Cuts Movement (e.g. UK Uncut)
Where are we going? Manifesto – national & local push Defending the Social Model of Disability Skills Development/Political Development Conference Spring 2014 Identifying new campaigns, e.g. Social Care/Independent Living