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A march for the hardest hit
Thursday 31 March 2011
Thousands of disabled protesters will rally against cuts to services this May
On Wednesday 11 May, thousands of people will march against government cuts that target disabled people.
The Hardest Hit march will be an opportunity for disabled people to come together to voice their concern about the impact of government cuts on their benefits, services, jobs and rights.
The march will take place in London and has been organised by a group of more than 40 charities, including Mencap. The group is being led by the Disability Benefits Consortium, the UK Disabled People's Council and Disability Charities Consortium.
On 11 May, protestors will gather from 11.30am on Victoria Embankment between Horse Guard's Avenue and Bridge Street. There will be speeches from 12.00, before the march sets off at 12.30. The march will take about an hour, and will take in Parliament Square and Millbank, before finishing in Dean Stanley Street.
After the march, the group will lobby MPs as the Welfare Reform Bill reaches a critical stage in the House of Commons. They will share their stories about the impact of cuts and ask MPs to challenge policies that will push disabled people further into poverty and isolation. The lobby will take place in Westminster Hall and Methodist Central Hall between 13.30 and 17.30.
Find out more about the The Hardest Hit march and register to attend
Download a campaign and lobby pack
Download The Hardest Hit posters