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'A Learning Disability Scandal is Being Swept Over the Carpet'

Byline: Rob Greig, fomer Department of Health director for learning disabilities, says the silence on a damning review of Southern Health is worrying.

Source: CommunityCare / http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/02/16/learning-disability-scandal-swept-carpet/

Dying Man Left Totally Broken After Disability Allowance is Cut

Byline: Jason Henry, of Southcote, saw his disability living allowance get cut shortly after he was told that his condition is terminal.

Source: Get Reading / http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/dying-man-left-totally-broken-10875649

Online Dating with a Disability: 'People Don't Think I'm Able to Have Sex'

Byline: Comedian Romina Puma, 39, has muscular dystrophy – a hereditary condition that causes the muscles to gradually weaken. In the run up to Valentine’s Day, she explains what it’s like dating with a disability.

Source: Telegraph / http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/online-dating-with-a-disability-people-dont-think-im-able-to-hav/

Disability Campaigner Wins More Hearts As He Returns to Brighton University to Collect Top Award

Byline: Award-winning actor, presenter and campaigner Adam Pearson won more hearts as he returned to Brighton University nine years after he graduated to collect a top honour.

Source: Brighton & Hove News / http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2016/02/15/disability-campaigner-wins-more-hearts-as-he-returns-to-brighton-university-to-collect-top-award/45101

The Launch of Parallel London - The World's First Disability-Led Run

Byline: New research reveals desire for more active lifestyles and demand for greater access to fitness facilities amongst disabled people.

Source: FemaleFirst / http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/news-and-views/launch-parallel-london-worlds-first-disability-led-run-920169.html

Lords Defeat for Ministers Over Disability Benefit Cuts

Byline: The government has been defeated in the Lords over plans to cut the benefits of people with illness and disabilities.

Source: BBC / http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35422778

Commissioning Will Be Key in Changing Learning Disability Care

Byline: To move care from secure units to the community, local authorities, providers and families need to work together

Source: Guardian / http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/feb/02/commissioning-will-be-key-in-changing-learning-disability-care

Calls for Probe Into Alleged Disability Discrimination At School After Nearly 30 Pupils Expelled

Byline: The number of children excluded from a school accused of disability discrimination is now nearing 30, a meeting has been told.

Source: ITV / http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-02-07/council-leader-calls-for-probe-into-alleged-disability-discrimination-at-school-after-nearly-30-pupils-expelled/

We Need Help Producing Disability Access Guide

Byline: Despite my promise to myself, I say 'We need your help.' But then, experience suggests you need help too. Interested? Rean on.
Source: Portsmouth News / http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/we-need-help-producing-disability-access-guide-1-7200334

Starbucks Employee Wins Dyslexia Discrimination Case

Byline: A woman with dyslexia has won a disability discrimination case against her employer Starbucks after she was accused of falsifying documents.

Source: BBC / http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35521061