Independent Living
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Disabled woman loses all but one of 49 hours of ILF support

Gaping holes have been exposed in the government’s Independent Living Fund (ILF) promises, after a local authority slashed a disabled woman’s support by 48 hours a week when the fund closed. Daisy* had been receiving 49 hours a week of ILF support, in addition to 35 hours of council support, but that package is
Benefits and Poverty
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COMMENT: Shakespeare’s bill is ‘deadly discrimination’

Dennis Queen (pictured, right), a leading member of the campaign group Not Dead Yet UK, says the support of disabled academic Dr Tom Shakespeare for the assisted dying bill ignores its dangerous flaws What Tom has said is very disappointing to me. Tom seems more concerned about the few in a position to make
LeighDay
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Arts and Culture
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Premier League ‘should be ashamed’ of treatment of blind fans

Most Premier League football clubs have inaccessible websites and fail to provide audio-described commentary for blind and partially-sighted supporters, according to a new survey by a user-led charity. The survey of the 20 Premier League clubs found only four of them provided in-house commentary by experts trained in audio-description. It is just the latest
Crime
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Paulley wins fight to take bus access case to Supreme Court

A disabled campaigner who is battling to protect the rights of wheelchair-users to travel on buses has won permission for his appeal to be heard by the Supreme Court. Doug Paulley (pictured) has been told by the court that it will hear his discrimination case – which is backed by the Equality and Human Rights
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