Monday, 9 May 2011

Details For The Hardest Hit

Details for the Hardest Hit – May 11th 2011

By carerwatch
The route goes from Victoria embankment, around Portcullis House, in front of the Houses of Parliament and finishes next to Dean Stanley street.
1. Jubilee Bridge
2. Westminster Bridge
3. Victoria Embankment
4. A308
5. Whitehall Place
6. Whitehall Court
7. Horse Guards Avenue
8. Richmond Terrace
9. Derby Gate
10. Bridge Street
11. Parliament Street/Whitehall
12. The Mall
13. Horse Guards Road
14. Downing Street
15. King Charles Street
16. Birdcage Walk
17. Victoria Street
18. Great Peter Street
19. Dean Stanley Street
20. Horseferry Road
21. Lord North Street
22. Gayfere Street
23. Dean Bradley Street
24. Great Smith Street
25. Great Smith Street

What support will be available on the day?

There will be a large team of 250 stewards to ensure the day runs smoothly as well as representatives from disabled people’s organisations and charities involved with the day.To ensure we know what levels of support we need to provide please register your details. Following registration you will receive regular updates and all the information you will need for the day.

Where should we meet on the day?

The march will begin at the Embankment by Horseguards Avenue. We will ask everyone to assemble at this point at 11.30am. The march will then begin at 12.30pm.

Can I still take part if I can’t get to London on May 11th?

Yes of course. You can write to your MP and meet with him locally. MPs usually hold surgeries and meet with constituents on the Friday or the Saturday. A template letter is available at You can also show your support for the campaign by sending a message along with a photo or short film of yourself about the importance of disability benefits to

What provision will there be for disabled people?

Accessible toilets will be available on the day.

Where will I be able to park?

There will be a drop off and pick off points for coaches and minibuses at Methodist Central Hall and on Victoria Embankment. Additional parking spaces will be arranged. Please check back to or for more details.

Will I be able to get additional support?

If you are member or a service user of a charity or organisation involved with the march please contact your representative in that organisation for additional support needs. They will be able to let you know if they can meet you at a train station, or cover any expenses. Email at for further information.

Will the march still go ahead if the weather’s bad?

Yes, but please check the weather forecast before you set off and bring with you the appropriate clothing.

How far do I need to walk, and how long will it take?

The march will take an hour. It will begin at the Embankment by Horseguards Avenue and take in Victoria Embankment , Bridge Street, Parliament Square, Millbank and finish in Dean Stanley Street. A map of the route will be available shortly.

Will there be drinks and refreshments available?

Please bring your own lunch and refreshments for the day.

Do I have to be there all day, or can I join in with different parts of the day?

The day is divided into three parts, the march in the morning, meeting with MPs in Westminster Hall and a rally in the afternoon at Methodist Central Hall. It is up to you which elements of the day you wish to attend. On your registration form please tell us which bits you will be attending.

Do I have to take part in the march, the rally and the lobby?

It is up to you, which part of the day you attend, but please let us know through the sign up form.There are limited spaces for the rally at Methodist Central Hall, and places will be allocated through the sign up form.

Do you have any promotional materials I can print off?

We have prepared a poster that can be downloaded as a PDF.
Hardest hit march poster (A4)
Hardest hit march poster (6 x A6)

If you have any problems using this sign up form, please contact for alternative methods of signing up.

The Hardest Hit protest march is being organised and/or supported by:

Action Duchenne
Action for Blind People
Action for M.E.
Age UK
Arthritis Care
Breast Cancer Care
Broken of Britain
Carer Watch
Carers Poverty Alliance
Carers UK
Changing Perspectives
Child Poverty Action Group
Citizens Advice
Clic Sargent
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Deafblind UK
Disability Alliance
Disability Awareness in Action
Disability Wales
Elizabeth FitzRoy Support
Epilepsy Society
Every Disabled Child Matters
Guide Dogs
Haemophilia Society
Hammersmith and Fulham Coalition Against Community Care Cuts
Hampshire CIL
Inclusion Scotland
Leaning Disability Coalition
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Macmillan Cancer Support
Meningitis Research Foundation
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association
MS Society
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
National AIDS Trust
National Autistic Society (NAS)
National Deaf Children’s Society
Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People
Parkinson’s UK
Public and Commercial Services Union
People First Ltd
Royal Association for Disability Rights (RADAR)
Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
RSI Action
Spinal Injuries Association
Sue Ryder
Terence Higgins Trust
The Union for Life
The Vassall Centre Trust
Transport for All
United Response
Where’s the benefit?

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