Posted by Bathing Solutions: www.bathingsolutions.co.uk Britain has been concentrating on the Scottish independence referendum over the past few months almost at the expense of other issues, such as those concerning disability. Now that the referendum is finished with, we can go back to concentrating on issues that are just as, if not more important
Posted by West Way Nissan: www.westwaynissan.co.uk The Motability scheme is a government-funded system that enables disabled people to lease a new car, scooter or electric wheelchair in exchange for their mobility allowance. You are eligible to join the Motability scheme if you are receiving the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, or
Users of the Independent Living Fund, including Anne Pridmore (centre with red hat) were outside the Royal Courts of Justice with other disabled activists in March 2013. Pridmore and four other ILF-users were asking the high court to overturn government plans to close the fund in 2015.
Who are the disabled people who have the most significant impact on the way we live today? Well over a year after Disability News Service began the process of finding the UK’s most influential disabled people, we are finally ready to publish those 100 names. The idea, of course, was to rank disabled people
Actors, MPs, religious leaders and disabled activists – including organisers of the War On Welfare (WOW) petition – united for a memorial service outside parliament to highlight the human cost of the government’s austerity programme, such as the 10,000 people who died shortly after undergoing a work capability assessment.
Who are the disabled people who have the most significant impact on the way we live today? Well over a year after Disability News Service began the process of finding the UK’s most influential disabled people, we are finally ready to publish those 100 names. The idea of course was to rank disabled people
A disabled man with cancer has been forced to wait more than a year for a decision on his claim for the coalition’s new disability benefit, thanks to a “catalogue of incompetence” by the company paid to assess him. Disability News Service (DNS) has reported on a series of disabled claimants who have had
Posted by The Mobility Superstore: www.themobilitysuperstore.co.uk It’s the age-old question that millions of disabled people have had to grapple with over the years: When should people disclose an impairment or health condition to an employer? Disabled jobseekers often do an awful lot of soul-searching before deciding whether full disclosure is the right thing to
Posted by The Mobility Superstore: www.themobilitysuperstore.co.uk As the government’s austerity programme starts to bite, it seems that people living with disability could be bearing the brunt. The coalition’s so-called bedroom tax involves cutting housing benefit for those people in social housing with spare bedrooms. But according to a leading housing association, disabled people are
By Stuart Bracking The decision by the current Disabled People’s Minister Mike Penning to press ahead with the closure of the Independent Living Fund is clearly very disappointing, and has been greeted in one discussion forum with dismay by severely disabled people who use the Fund. While the Court of Appeal in November was