Success for DAN at the DWPþ
D.A.N Action Report - 17th April 2008. Today more than twenty disabled activists occupied the foyer of Adelphi House, where the Department of Work and Pensions is based. At 1.30 p.m. campaigners breezed in, taking over the foyer, leafleting and asking to hand deliver a letter to James Purnell, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions. Members of D.A.N. the Disabled people's Direct Action Network refused to leave until a meeting was arranged with James Purnell to discuss Incapacity Benefit and the changes which are forcing one million disabled people into poverty and unpaid work placements. James Purnell was out of the country, so D.A.N. activists met with representatives from the DWP and Sally Witcher from the Office for Disability Issues and held long discussions. The result of these discussions is, D.A.N. have been promised a meeting with James Purnell, the date of which is to be confirmed. We are very confident that the meeting will happen as we have promised to come back for another visit if it doesn't. Best Wishes. Mike Higgins (On behalf of the DAN Press Team) E-mail: [log in to unmask] Tel: +44 (0)114 225 8676 Mob: +44 (0)7956 856060 Here is the letter from the meeting/action on the 17th April..... DWP Department for Work and Pensions Our address Level 2 The Ade1phi 1-11 John Adam Street London WC2N 6HT Our phone number 020 7962 8361 Our fax number 020 7712 2235 Website www.dwp.gov.uk 17 April 2008 To the Disabled People's Direct Action Network (DAN) This is to confirm that I met with DAN representatives at The Ade1phi today. In discussion with DAN, I confirmed that: • DWP will respond to DAN's letter to the Secretary of State within two weeks, confirming that the Secretary of State will meet with DAN • DWP will arrange for that meeting to take place within one month of today I have noted DAN's request that the meeting should be scheduled for an afternoon and would also appreciate it if DAN would inform us of any further access requirements. Yours faithfully Stephen Martin Welfare to Work Director Email [log in to unmask] INVESTOR IN PEOPLE
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