Independent Living

Plans that could force people into institutions could be ‘front line’ of national problem

Plans by three NHS primary care organisations to tighten restrictions on care and support spending for service-users with complex healthcare needs are a “huge concern” and could lead to disabled people being forced into institutions, say campaigners. The trio of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicestershire have been consulting on plans that could see service-users
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Green paper was missed opportunity to dump biopsychosocial model, says DPO

The government should replace its “deeply flawed and inaccurate” disability benefits assessments with an in-house system – based on the social model – that understands the barriers faced by Deaf and disabled people, according to a disabled people’s organisation. Inclusion London said the government’s Improving Lives green paper on work, health and disability had

Ministers face twin attack over bus accessibility failures

Two leading disabled campaigners have criticised ministers for failing to agree key measures that would improve the accessibility of bus services. The crossbench peer Baroness [Jane] Campbell and activist Doug Paulley spoke out after MPs debated the latest parliamentary stage of the government’s bus services bill. Baroness Campbell said she felt that discussions she