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Half of parents of disabled children forced to reduce working hours due to 'unlawful' cuts to school transport

Nearly half of parents with disabled children have been forced to reduce their working hours or give up work completely in order to assist their child in getting to school, as many are wrongly refused local authority support, new findings show.

Back-pay bill 'could bankrupt learning disabilities sector'

Care providers for people with learning disabilities are facing a £400m bill for back pay that could bankrupt the entire sector, the charity Royal Mencap Society has warned.

UK faces UN examination: Government cuts caused ‘human catastrophe’

An international committee of disabled human rights experts have delivered a series of withering attacks on the UK government over its failure to implement the UN disability convention.

Police calls for mental health issues up by a third

Calls to the Metropolitan Police about mental health have risen by almost a third in five years, figures show.

2,000 children with learning disabilities left without a school

Across England, kids with special educational needs have been denied places at secondary schools that are about to start their new terms.

Theresa May admits UK mental health services are 'patchy'

Theresa May says the UK's mental health services are "patchy" and has told Newsbeat she's going to review them.

Government accused of breaching UN convention in its treatment of disabled people

The Government has been accused of "evading" disability rights by ignoring the recommendations of a major UN committee, in what has been described as a “continuing retrogression” of disabled people’s rights in the UK.

Bus industry set to face fresh legal action over access to wheelchair space

The bus industry is facing fresh legal action over its failure to ensure disabled people have access to the designated wheelchair spaces on buses, six months after a Supreme Court judgment that campaigners hoped would finally settle the issue.

BBC initiative for disabled actors is a ‘wake-up call’ for producers

Disabled actors are being invited to submit audition tapes to the BBC as part of an initiative intended to improve on-screen representation of people with disabilities.

Judges Rule DWP Was Wrong To Deny Disability Benefit Appeals

The Department for Work and Pensions has been unlawfully stopping people going to tribunal to appeal against decisions to refuse them benefits, three senior judges have ruled.