We are pleased to announce a new Channel 4 Dispatches programme examining the impact that the move from DLA to PIP will have on disabled people is to be released next week. “Britain on Benefits” is presented by Paralympian Ade Adepitan and will be broadcast at 8pm on Monday 18 February 2013. This release follows months of communication between the producers and members of the Hardest Hit coalition. Continue reading
This new video produced by Hardest Hit Scotland features a series of powerful messages from disabled people in Scotland about the impact that cuts to welfare are having on their lives.
The video was presented to MPs at the Scottish Lib-Dem conference on Saturday 27 October and also featured by the Daily Record: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/powerful-film-shames-scottish-lib-1401966
For The Hardest Hit week Kaliya Franklin and Paul Carter asked a man and a dog to have a Work Capability Assessment. It may be funny, but its no joke that 4/10 WCA appeals are successful, in 2010/11 WCA appeals cost £42million and 78% of disabled people say their health got worse as a result of WCA stress…
To get in the mood for the Future That Works march tomorrow and Hardest Hit action next week check out this excellent documentary animation produced by Lauren Leyshon Thomas. Cutting Numbers explores the issues surrounding the the Welfare Reform Bill, from the perspective of some of those in receipt of disability related benefits. It features scenes from the Hardest Hit march last May painstakingly recreated out of miniature models!Continue reading