Independent Living
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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
Benefits and Poverty
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PIP investigation: Capita made me a scapegoat, says disgraced assessor

Healthcare professionals who carry out disability benefits assessments for the government complete as much as 60 per cent of their reports before they meet the disabled person they are supposed to be assessing, according to a disgraced former assessor. Paramedic Alan Barham was sacked after being exposed last year by an undercover reporter working
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Minister appoints 11 ‘sector champions’ to boost inclusion

One of the 11 new “sector champions” selected by a minister to tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers has already used the appointment to rethink his own strategy on inclusion, he has told Disability News Service. Robin Sheppard (pictured), the chair and founder of Bespoke Hotels, the UK’s largest independent hotel group,
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Minister appoints 11 ‘sector champions’ to boost inclusion

One of the 11 new “sector champions” selected by a minister to tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers has already used the appointment to rethink his own strategy on inclusion, he has told Disability News Service. Robin Sheppard (pictured), the chair and founder of Bespoke Hotels, the UK’s largest independent hotel group,
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Arts, Culture and Sport
Crime
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Spartacus exposes work and health green paper ‘smokescreen’

Campaigners have published a withering 237-page attack on the government’s work, health and disability green paper, accusing ministers of creating a “smokescreen” to disguise their intention to cut support and force sick and disabled people into inappropriate work. The response from the Spartacus Network of disabled campaigners has been submitted to the Department for
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