Homecoming for Josh

August 29, 2014

Some excellent news from Josh’s family..

Ever since Josh went away from our home, we never stopped believing that he would one day return. Never gave up.

It is with great pleasure that I can tell you all that Cornwall have agreed a local provider which means that Josh will be coming home to Cornwall!

We’ve seen the house, which is just a short drive away from both Sarah, myself and our families. Josh will finally get to meet his little sister and once again play with his other siblings. I can’t wait for that moment.

So what happens now?

The new providers and carers will travel every week to Birmingham to get to know Josh, with the help of his present team and us. Transition will take time to make sure everything is right for Josh. Our big hope is that he will be home in Cornwall for Christmas.

Our gratitude to each and every one of you who signed the petition is hard to put into words. Please know that every signature was instrumental in the process to #BringJoshHome.

Now we can start to look forward to settling Josh in his new home, being able to tuck him in and kiss him goodnight.

Thank you!

This is fantastic news, and shows the way good support can be planned for people to live locally.


Call to action on Winterbourne – 3,000 people & rising

July 16, 2014

 The Campaign for a Fair Society believes that “human rights are for everyone, including the most disabled members of our community, and those rights include the same right to liberty as everyone else” (Hale 2014).  The placement and serial detention of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in institutions for long-term care far from their […]

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Assessing the Assessors – lived experience of Work Capability Assessments

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884 people tell us what it’s like to go through the WCA “As you read this 4 disabled people every day lose their lives after having their benefits removed under the WCA process”. A hard hitting report by Rick Burgess, Simon Duffy, Nick Dilworth, Jane Bence, Wayne Blackburn & Mark Thomas highlights a culture of […]

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If I were prime minister……

May 28, 2014

Wisdom of the young Some powerful messages from young people across the UK – Save the Children asks what would they do if they were PM. Please take 5 minutes to vote on your favourite videos of these children telling us how they would end UK child poverty, http://tinyurl.com/og2dxut  

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A future without the Independent Living Fund

March 21, 2014

In this important paper Jim Elder-Woodward OBE, Chair of the Campaign for a Fair Society, reviews the achievements of the ILF and makes the case for a new Trust which builds on its achievements and which guarantees the kind of portable national entitlement that disabled people require. He argues that such a Trust could be […]

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104,000 votes for the WOW Petition, Counting the cuts, Counting the M.P.’s

February 27, 2014


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Counting the Cuts – who is being targeted?

February 18, 2014

They said it couldnt be done – a cumulative impact assessment of the government’s austerity measures. David Cameron is on record saying we should judge a society by how it treats the most vulnerable.  ‘Counting the Cuts’ gives an up to date picture on the impact of the government’s cuts to public spending.  The report […]

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Poverty & Homelessness Action Week 25th Jan – 2 Feb 2014

January 27, 2014

Churches unite to stand alongside people in crisis Churches are seeing an alarming increase in people needing support, including advice on welfare benefits, housing and food.  For more information please see http://www.actionweek.org.uk/events.html

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Happy New (fair) Year

January 8, 2014

The starting gun for the run up to the next general election has been fired, £12billion more welfare cuts on the horizon & politicians referring to fairness in where the axe falls, this will be an interesting year The Campaign for a Fair Society has highlighted where cuts to public spending are being felt the […]

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