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Hartlepool disabled driver calls for extra petrol station help

A disability campaigner has called for more help for wheelchair users filling up their cars at petrol stations.

Another MP piles pressure on the DWP over dodgy assessments

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing more calls to change the way it does its health and work assessments. This time, a Labour MP has probed the department over claimants’ being able to record these. But it ties into a wider and growing campaign surrounding the contentious assessment process.

Coronavirus: ‘Disabled people must not be seen as inevitable cannon fodder’

Disabled people are beginning to raise grave concerns about the potential impact of coronavirus on people with long-term health conditions and high support needs, particularly those who employ their own personal assistants.

DWP accused of offering disabled people 'take it or leave it' benefits

Vulnerable and disabled people are being pressured to accept unrecorded telephone “deals” paying thousands of pounds less in benefits than they may be legally entitled to, charities and lawyers have said.

Mum's pride at son's Down's syndrome book

Marian Tinnelly hopes a new book she has written with her nine-year-old son, Connor, and his dad, Fred Rodriguez, could change how people see those living with Down's syndrome.

Leicester entrepreneur helps launch app to improve accessibility for the disabled

A new app designed to improve access for disabled people at venues across the UK has been launched by a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) alumnus and his business partners.

Gene therapy to halt rare form of sight loss

A new gene therapy has been used to treat patients with a rare inherited eye disorder which causes blindness.

Snapchat introduces mental well-being tool to counter user issues

Snapchat is addressing potential mental harm incurred through the use of its services with the launch of a new wellbeing search tool which streamlines access to a wealth of resources on issues such as depression, suicide and anxiety.

Disabled talent calls on film industry to act now on disability

Leading actors and writers have called on the film-making industry to move far more quickly to improve access and opportunities for disabled talent.

Children with arthritis 'facing delays to diagnosis'

Delays diagnosing and treating children with arthritis are leaving them in pain and at a higher risk of lifelong damage, a national charity has warned.