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Some of the disabled people who currently use the Independent Living Fund (ILF) could be “adversely affected” by its closure, the minister for disabled people has admitted. But Mike Penning told fellow MPs that he believed passing ILF funding from the Department for Work and Pensions to local authorities would be an improvement on
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Three disabled people who use the Independent Living Fund (ILF) have launched a fresh legal bid to halt its “unlawful” closure. Lawyers for the trio have told the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that they are seeking a judicial review of its decision to close the fund, a government-resourced trust which helps about
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A new online marketplace should reduce the time it takes for Deaf people to find a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, and help avoid the huge fees charged by some of the big translation agencies. The new Lingoing website allows potential clients to contact registered interpreters through an interactive online platform that is “transparent”
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A disabled student is embarking on a piece of research that aims to “paint a comprehensive picture” of the accessibility of travel, both in the UK and abroad. David Fraser, a postgraduate student in the tourism and hospitality department of Plymouth University, is hoping that other travellers will help his research into the risks
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