Author John Pring

Benefits and Poverty Undercover footage shows Barham at a desk, with the following words at the bottom of the screen: 'The money? It was ridiculous. I was getting around twenty grand a month most months.'

A disgraced former disability assessor and paramedic has avoided being struck off, despite a tribunal concluding that he made offensive remarks about disabled benefit claimants. Alan Barham was sacked by the government outsourcing giant Capita last year after being exposed by an undercover reporter working for Channel 4’s Dispatches. He later contacted Disability News
Benefits and Poverty The conference centre in Bournemouth with the sea and pier in the background

The Liberal Democrats have called for disability benefit assessments to be video-recorded, after their annual conference heard fresh evidence that healthcare professionals were writing dishonest assessment reports on behalf of the government. The party’s disabled work and pensions spokesman, Stephen Lloyd, told Disability News Service (DNS) that he was in favour of introducing pilot
Arts, Culture and Sport Liz Carr head and shoulders, as the character Clarissa Mullery

As few as one per cent of the employees working for some UK broadcasters have described themselves as disabled people, according to new research by the industry regulator. Ofcom’s Diversity And Equal Opportunities In Television report says disabled people appear to be “significantly under-represented” across the television industry, at just three per cent. The
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