'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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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