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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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /