Disability News Service holds the DWP to account – and is in trouble. Please help

John Pring’s Disability News Service is iconic among the new media news sites, focusing on just one subject: The hazards faced by people with disabilities under the UK government.

And it needs your help.

The site will not be able to continue for much longer unless it receives donations from individuals and subscriptions from disability-focused organisations.

This Writer would certainly advise Mr Pring to take adverts as well – if he runs his advertising himself, he’ll have full control over the kind of ad that goes up and the cost to the advertiser. Consider it, please, John!

But for now, the more people who help with personal financial contributions, the better.

Over the last nine or so years, Disability News Service has broken scores of important stories.

Many have been about the austerity-related assault on disability benefits and other support and services.

For the last nine years, I have resisted asking visitors to the DNS website for money. Because so many of its stories have been about the grinding, austerity-related poverty faced by many disabled people, it did not feel right to do so. However, DNS will not be able to continue its work without a new source of funding.

My life savings have gradually trickled away over the last nine years and it is time to accept that without a significant new source of funding, DNS will not be here to celebrate its 10th anniversary. For that reason, although access to the website will always remain free, I am asking for the first time for voluntary contributions (please note that DNS is not a charity) to allow DNS to keep operating.

Please note that this is not aimed at those who are struggling financially. Please do not contribute if you cannot easily afford to do so. But if you can, your support might allow DNS to continue well into its second decade.

I would also like to put out a fresh plea to any disability-related organisations that would like to subscribe to DNS. Subscribing will allow you to access the stories hours before they are published on the DNS site every week, and to use the news stories to brief colleagues or to publish on your own websites and via social media. All such subscriptions would also help ensure the future financial sustainability of DNS.

Source: COMMENT: Nine years of breaking important stories. Now DNS needs your help

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3 thoughts on “Disability News Service holds the DWP to account – and is in trouble. Please help

  1. Lesley Darcy

    Murdering vile evil heartless corrupt b*****ds sorry I’m one suffering from cuts had mini stroke in between them stopping my esa waiting for tribunal been 8 months probably be dead before it arrives exactly what these vile Tory murderers want 😡😡😡

  2. trev

    Sadly I’m not in a position to donate as I’m filing for Insolvency and applying for a Debt Relief Order, whilst living on lousy £73 JSA and foodbank parcels. But I wish him luck.

  3. Kathryn

    It is absolutely disgusting I am having trouble myself and it makes you feel you want to give up

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