DPAC is about disabled people and their allies. DPAC is UK based but we know that disabled people in other countries are suffering from austerity cuts and a lack of fundamental rights. We welcome all to join us in fighting for justice and human rights for all disabled people.

Disabled people should not be the scapegoats for the financial mistakes of governments, should not be constantly told that there is no money to support them by millionaire politicians.  We will not tolerate further erosion of our living conditions or our human rights, nor will we sit quietly while they try to take our rights away.

DPAC was formed by a group of disabled people after the 3rd October mass protests against cuts in Birmingham, England. The 3rd October saw the first mass protest against the austerity cuts and their impact on disabled people-It was led by disabled people under the name of The Disabled Peoples’ Protest.

DPAC co-founders are the original Disabled Peoples’ Protest organisers. Leading coordinator Linda Burnip was instrumental in getting disabled peoples’ voices heard and disabled people represented at the protest, along with, Sam Brackenbury, Bob Williams- Finlay, Tina Hogg, Debbie Jolly, Eleanor Lisney, Pete Millington, Dave Lupton,  and most important of all: all those that marched in the pouring rain on October the 3rd, all those that joined the virtual protest, and all those that supported us with email campaigns and messages when the march was threatened: all made DPAC a reality.

DPAC is for everyone who believes that disabled people should have full human rights and equality. It is for everyone that refuses to accept that any country can destroy the lives of people just because they are or become disabled or sick. It is for everyone against government austerity measures which target the poor while leaving the wealthy unscathed. It is for everyone who refuses to stay silent about the injustices delivered by wealthy politicians on ordinary people and their lives.

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5 Responses to “About”

  1. Jo Walker Says:

    The Coalition of Resistance Tyne and Wear is a relatively new organisation set up to protest against the cuts. We are not linked to any political party and are committed to working in a non sectarian way with all organisations seeking to co-ordinate resistance and are dedicated to supplementing, rather than supplanting, trade union, student, pensioner and community opposition to austerity measures. We hope to engage everyone and I invite you to look at our Facebook page, Coalition of Resistance Tyne and Wear or join our email contact list. We meet regularly and all are welcome.
    Please have a look.

    Thank you

    Jo Walker

  2. maz Says:

    hiya can you send me a email address got a letter to caraline lucas from Minister for Disabled People which i’d like to foeward to you ta maz

  3. scared of uk Says:


  4. […] hurdles were barely discussed in the session, however. A group, Disabled People’s Protest, set up following a mass demonstration in Birmingham in October 2010 (which did not get the media […]


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