An online workshop launched by community group WinVisible will offer disabled parents information on their right to Care Act support, and how the group is tackling the discrimination of disabled mothers by social services and the family courts.

Winvisible is a multi-racial community group of women with visible and invisible disabilities, who offer one another support and information on a range of issues such as benefits, accessing health, transport and support services, home care charges and fighting discrimination.

The event, entitled Disabled mums and our children — our rights to support not separation, features the following keynote speakers and topics:

• Proud to be a disabled mum: The right to have children and family life – Nicole Als

• The struggle for support to care for our children: Why are disabled mums investigated under “child protection” when we ask for the support we are entitled to? – Ms X

• Being deaf is used against us in council and court proceedings – Asha Nauth, Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association

• Disabled mums and children against forced adoption – Jean Eveleigh

• Mums with mental distress versus violent ex-partners given custody – Ms Y

• Introducing the Disabled Mothers’ Rights campaign – Tracey Norton, Support Not Separation and WinVisible

This Zoom conference offers BSL/English interpretation and live speech-to-text on Streamtext.

The event takes place on Wednesday 19 May 2021, from 13:30 – 15:30 BST.

You can register to attend using the workshop’s Eventbrite page.

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Many thanks to Support Not Separation for alerting us to this event.