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Many thousands more disabled people than previously thought could lose their entitlement to disability benefits when the government introduces its new personal independence payment (PIP), according to a user-led information service. The government has repeatedly stated that it aims to cut spending on working-age disability living allowance – and the number of claimants –
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Disabled people are still experiencing humiliating and inappropriate treatment because of the failings embedded within the government’s “fitness for work” assessment system, according to a new report researched and written by a disabled campaigner. The People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment is the fifth major research report into the impact of government cuts
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Disabled people who are given more control of their care funding through personal budgets are more likely to enjoy better quality care a fuller life, increased independence and improved health, according to the results of a three-year study. The final report of the study into the impact of personal budgets on service-users in Essex
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A new mobile phone “app” is making it easier for disabled people in search of a stylish – and accessible – venue for a night out on the town. Fiona Jarvis has been running her Blue Badge Style website since 2007 providing information on bars, restaurants, shops, cafes and theatres for “stylish, discerning people
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