Independent Living
Benefits and Poverty
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DWP is failing ‘vulnerable’ claimants of universal credit, says watchdog

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is failing to support “vulnerable” claimants and is unable to monitor how they are being treated under its new universal credit benefit system, according to an investigation by the public spending watchdog. The report by the National Audit Office (NAO) raises a string of serious concerns about the
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Ground-breaking co-production report ‘creates blueprint for national change’

A “ground-breaking” report on co-production has created a blueprint for disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) across the country to push for change from their own local authorities. Disabled campaigners yesterday called for the report of the Hammersmith and Fulham Disabled People’s Commission to be shared with other local authorities and DPOs. Speaking at its launch in
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Ground-breaking co-production report ‘creates blueprint for national change’

A “ground-breaking” report on co-production has created a blueprint for disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) across the country to push for change from their own local authorities. Disabled campaigners yesterday called for the report of the Hammersmith and Fulham Disabled People’s Commission to be shared with other local authorities and DPOs. Speaking at its launch in
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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Government ‘has created hostile environment for disabled people’

The government has created a “hostile environment” for disabled people just as it has for members of the Windrush generation, Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people has told trade unionists. Marsha de Cordova (pictured) described herself as a “grand-daughter of the Windrush generation” as she addressed the annual TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference in Bournemouth. De
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Arts, Culture and Sport
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Disability Pride events ‘allow disabled people to celebrate who they are’

Organisers of some of the growing number of Disability Pride events being held across the country have explained why they are so important to disabled people. On Saturday 14 July, the second Disability Pride Brighton will take place, followed two months later, on 16 September, by a Disability Pride celebration in Norwich. They follow Disability
Crime
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Four jailed over furniture scam that targeted disabled and older people

Four people have been jailed for their part in a criminal operation set up by a furniture company to target disabled and older people, many of whom were pressured for hours into buying substandard chairs and beds they did not want and did not need. Life Comfort Products Ltd in Peterborough employed “very aggressive and
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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Backing for national demo on SEND cuts

Disabled trade unionists have unanimously backed calls for a national demonstration this autumn against cuts to support for disabled children and those with special educational needs. Janine Booth, co-chair of the TUC disabled workers’ committee, who proposed the emergency motion, said the government was making “brutal cuts” to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding.
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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Backing for national demo on SEND cuts

Disabled trade unionists have unanimously backed calls for a national demonstration this autumn against cuts to support for disabled children and those with special educational needs. Janine Booth, co-chair of the TUC disabled workers’ committee, who proposed the emergency motion, said the government was making “brutal cuts” to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding.
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Disabled people face ‘hidden crisis’ in accessible housing

Disabled people have been left “demoralised and frustrated” by the housing system and face a “chronic shortage” of accessible homes, according to a new report by the equality and human rights watchdog. More than 350,000 disabled people in England have unmet housing needs, with one-third of those in rented accommodation living in unsuitable properties, says
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Motability calls police about disabled woman who failed to return car

A disabled woman who refused to return her Motability car after she lost her eligibility for disability benefits was threatened with arrest by police officers after the company reported the vehicle as stolen. Mary Jenkins* was approached by two police officers in the middle of a supermarket carpark on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday