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A national newspaper has sparked furious criticism from disabled people after claiming that supermarkets are being forced to provide four times more accessible parking bays than are needed. The Daily Mail claims disability discrimination laws mean “hundreds of thousands” of “prime parking spaces” near stores’ entrances are left empty after being reserved for blue
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The Scottish government has launched a draft ten-year strategy it hopes will lead to personalised, “self-directed” services becoming the “mainstream” way for disabled people to access the social care support they need. The draft strategy on self-directed support says those who use care and support services should be seen “as equal citizens with rights
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The Liberal Democrats have become the first of the three main political parties to accept all of the disability-related recommendations of a committee set up to increase the diversity of MPs. The Speaker’s Conference on Parliamentary Representation made 71 recommendations aimed at increasing the number of disabled, female and minority ethnic MPs. Recommendations include
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New government figures have confirmed that only a small proportion of people applying for out-of-work disability benefits are “passing” the strict new test, the work capability assessment (WCA). The government claimed the figures showed that “thousands of people are now moving towards work rather than being left to claim sickness benefit”. But of the
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