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Aspire announces GLL and LCiL as first partners to lead InstructAbility

GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise which has pioneered new ways of delivering and investing in community sport, leisure and cultural services, is the first leisure operator to lead the InstructAbility scheme at a local level.

Thousands have disability vehicles taken away

More than 50,000 disabled people have had specially adapted vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits in 2013.

Patients with learning disabilities missing out on health checks

Patients in England with learning disabilities are missing out on vital health checks, NHS data shows.

Stop PIP reassessments for patients with progressive diseases, campaigners say

MPs and patient groups have called for an end to the repeated assessments that people with progressive diseases must undergo in order to qualify for disability benefits.

Disability report: Being disabled in Britain

Being disabled in Britain is a review into disability inequality in Great Britain. It builds on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s statutory five-yearly report on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales, Is Britain Fairer?.

PIP investigation: ‘Horrific’ suicide question sparks fresh assessment inquiry calls

There are fresh calls for an inquiry into the way the government assesses eligibility for a key disability benefit, after claimants with mental health conditions described how they had been asked in assessments why they had not taken their own lives.

Cash boost for pupils with special needs and disability

Schools in England are to receive a cash boost to help improve facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Businesses woefully ill-equipped to deal with Britain's rapidly growing mental health crisis

Businesses are woefully ill-equipped to deal with increasing mental health issues in the workplace, a new study has found.

Disability benefits process is 'inherently flawed', MPs told

As many as four out of five cases where a claimant has been denied disability benefits are overturned on appeal because of systemic failures in the initial assessment process, MPs have heard.

Young people 'fear stigma' if they ask for mental-health help

Over three-quarters of young people say there is a stigma to mental illness and a quarter would not ask for help if they were suffering, a survey suggests.