Browsing: Disability Rights UK

Human Rights Kamran Mallick sits behind a table
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The new boss of Disability Rights UK (DR UK) has pledged to do more to involve young disabled people in the organisation’s work, and improve its relationships with other disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) and grassroots campaigning groups. Kamran Mallick (pictured) took over as chief executive of the national, pan-disability, user-led organisation this month, following
Benefits and Poverty Motability logo beside an open car door
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More than half of those disabled people previously eligible for the Motability vehicle scheme have lost that eligibility after being reassessed for the government’s new disability benefit, according to a freedom of information response. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show fewer than half (about 126,000) of the 254,000 people previously receiving
Human Rights David Isaac head and shoulders
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Disabled people’s rights have regressed in at least nine areas since the coalition government assumed power in 2010, according to a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The report concludes that disabled people are still being treated as “second-class citizens” and that rights have regressed in many areas of society,
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