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Step into the irreverent world of disabled cartoonist Crippen aka Dave Lupton, who has been in the vanguard of disability arts movement for more years than he cares to mention. His work has appeared in mainstream press, on TV and film and is now probably the best Disabled cartoonist in the world!

A successful demonstration

22 February 2014


Brighton demo

I was privileged to play a small part in the anti-ATOS demonstrations that took place on the19th February across the UK. At the Brighton ATOS Assessment Centre we had over 80 people, many of us disabled, who turned out to protest against the inhuman methods employed by the French company ATOS when undertaking Work Capability Assessments (WCA) of sick and disabled people on behalf of the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP). ATOS has been heavily criticised for its handling of this work,...

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ATOS and DWP to be held to account

9 February 2014


ATOS payments

The National Audit Office (NAO) are to launch a new investigation into ATOS Healthcare, the company that carries out controversial medical tests for people claiming sickness and disability benefits when it emerged that they've been paid £754m since 2005. In a House of Lords question this week Lord Alton of Liverpool asked the NAO to investigate the reason behind such a large amount being paid to ATOS by the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP).   Lord Alton said: “The...

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Over 38,000 dead - the number is terrifying!

5 February 2014


Fish in a barrel

This week Jayne Linney has offered to provide a guest blog on this Crippen DAO Blog page. Here's what she has to say ... "We know from the official Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) report that between January & November 2011 ten thousand, six hundred disabled people either in receipt of or awaiting benefits died. Since then the DWP have, despite numerous requests refused to release further updates; we can only speculate their reason why, as we can only surmise just how many...

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