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Independent Living Baroness Campbell speaking in the House of Lords, with a PA by her side
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The concept of personal assistance has been severely damaged by years of austerity and policies that have “degraded” the support mechanisms designed to enable independent living, leading figures in the disability movement have warned. They were speaking at the launch of Personal Assistance Relationships, a research study which highlights how employing personal assistants can
Human Rights Priti Patel speaking in the House of Commons
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A minister partly responsible for the UK being found guilty of “grave or systematic violations” of the UN disability convention has been branded “highly offensive” after announcing that her government would try to become a “world leader” on disability. Priti Patel (pictured) was employment minister for more than a year while the UN’s committee
Politics George Osborne delivering his budget speech
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This week’s budget – which confirmed cuts of more than £1 billion a year to disabled people’s support, while awarding huge giveaways to high earners – has sparked almost universal anger among disabled people. The chancellor, George Osborne, said in his budget speech that the changes to the eligibility criteria of personal independence payment
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