There has been a lot of focus on Universal Credit recently, but we want to remind MPs that for lots of people with a disability there are still some big problems with Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Problems the Government needs to fix.
What is the Summer of Action?
This Summer the Disability Benefits Consortium (which is a national group of charities and other organisations working towards a fair benefits system to meet the needs of all people with a disability) are supporting people with a disability, family carers and anyone with an experience of PIP to meet with their local MPs to discuss this with them.
We want MPs to be made aware of the problems with PIP and know what change is needed.
Activity started after the local elections in May 2018, and will continue throughout Summer, until September. So, you can get involved when it best suits you!
How can I get involved?
We are encouraging people with a learning disability and family carers to get involved. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never met your MP before or if you’re at your MP’s surgery every week - if you want MPs to be aware of the problems with PIP and to take action, this is for you!
Take a look at this campaign guide (PDF, 318 KB) which will help you to arrange a meeting with your local MP. The guide also gives ideas of what to say when you meet them.
We've also created this easy read guide (PDF, 299 KB) to talking to your MP about Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
If you're unsure of who your MP is you can find out who they are here.
We're also working on a video about this which will be available here soon!
You can also see what is happening and get involved online, using the hashtag #GetAGripOnPIP.
Fancy taking part?
If you think you would like to get involved and meet with your MP we'd love to hear from you.
Get in touch with the Campaigns Team:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone 0207 696 6954.
Take a look at the campaign guide which explains all about the Summer of Action, as well as explaining how to arrange a meeting with your local MP and what to say when you meet them.Download resource PIP Summer of Action Campaign Guide