Chingford – Stop and Scrap Universal Credit

 
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/12/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Chingford War Memorial

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Stop and Scrap – Universal Credit

 


Universal Credit not welcome in Waltham Forest

Join Unite Community and Disabled People Against Cuts to protest about the punishing regime due to be imposed on people with low incomes in our community. (see below for transport and accessibility information)

Tell Iain Duncan-Smith MP in his constituency what we think of his ‘big idea’, Universal Credit, at 1pm on Saturday 2nd December at Chingford Mount.

Universal Credit is an economic and political disaster bringing distress and impoverishment to many of those forced to endure it. Iain Duncan-Smith is the single person most responsible for starting Universal Credit.

Under Universal Credit disabled people will pushed further into poverty by cuts to disability premiums and cuts to child disability payments. Changes to benefit payments will make women financially dependent on men. Single parents will be especially badly hit by Universal Credit cuts and payment changes. The appalling Tax Credit ‘rape clause’ means that women can only get Child Tax Credit payments for the first two children unless they can prove they were raped. This involves filling out a 45 page form.

We want to make it publicly clear that no civilized Government should impose this on its citizens.

Why now?

Government plans to impose ‘full service’ Universal Credit on people in our community from February 2018. People will be forced to do more and more online without support to save the DWP money. People in our community will be in danger of not being able to pay their bills and feed their families

People in our community in low paid work or who are unemployed will be forced onto Universal Credit until it covers virtually everyone in Waltham Forest who is getting benefits or Tax Credits.

Areas already subjected to it have reported serious hardship with visits to food banks soaring. Despite the grim evidence of its impact, the Government has so far only made minimal changes.

This why we say “Stop and Scrap” this punishment regime.

Transport and accessibility information:

Toilet facilities nearest to meeting place at Chingford Mount as part of the council’s community toilets scheme.

Costa Coffee – 24 Old Church Road, E4 8DD
(Accessible toilet and cafe fully accessible:

JD Wetherspoon: The King’s Ford 250-252 Chingford Mount Road, E4 8JL
Facilities: Male and Female, Disabled, Baby changing.

There are accessible cafes around the shopping area some of which also have accessible toilets.

These buses stop at Chingford Mount

97. W16. 158. 444. 397. 357. 215.

Nearest tube station is Walthamstow Central on the Victoria line. This is not wheelchair accessible.. There is an escalator from the platform to the barriers and then lifts to street level so suitable for some with limited mobility.
(357 or 97 from there to Chingford Mount)
Nearest fully accessible underground station is Tottenham Hale but there is no bus from there to Chingford Mount. There is a taxi rank there though.

Nearest rail station is Highams Park on line from Liverpool Street . W16 bus from there. Station is wheelchair accessible but need a ramp to get off train which is usually straightforward as if people need the ramp to get on at Liverpool Street they phone ahead.
We prefer Chingford Station the next one along from Highams park though as it is also accessible and although a little further from Chingford Mount (being in North Chingford, the other shopping area)is at the end of the line so more time to get off. 444 or 97 from bus station,next to train station to Chingford Mount. It is much easier as a wheelchair user to go to Chingford Station and the bus stop is more obvious because it’s the bus station whereas people have to cross at the level crossing at Highams Park.

All buses wheelchair accessible but only room for one on each bus.

 

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