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Women and disabled people hit hardest by years of austerity, report confirms

Disabled people, single parents and women have been among the biggest losers under seven years of austerity, according to a report by the equalities watchdog.

Disabled woman takes DWP minister to court over PIP mental health changes

A disabled woman is taking work and pensions secretary David Gauke to court over “unfair and discriminatory” changes that were made to a disability benefit.

Disabled people worry about telling employers of their condition

Almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their impairment or condition, research by the disability charity Scope has found. This has prompted calls for employers to create environments where disabled people are more comfortable “coming out”.

Government admits disabled people have been receiving too little financial support from DWP

The Government admits some disabled people have been receiving too little financial support to meet their needs.

Tailored treatment study aims to improve prostate cancer care

A study to develop "tailored treatments" for prostate cancer sufferers is being led by researchers at the University of Glasgow.

Access to Work: ‘Scheme’s future in jeopardy through cuts and incompetence’

The future of the government’s Access to Work (AtW) disability employment scheme is in jeopardy because of “bureaucratic incompetence” and a cost-cutting drive to reduce people’s support packages, according to new research.

Care Quality Commission report: Annual State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2016/17

To deliver good, safe, sustainable care, more providers need to think beyond traditional boundaries to reflect the experience of the people they support.

Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year

Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says.

Wheelchair access at Premier League grounds improved after campaigning

Fourteen of the 20 Premier League clubs have now built enough wheelchair spaces to meet official guidelines, having undertaken substantial development work in response to a relentless campaign by disabled supporters’ representatives and threats of legal action.

Modelling debut for boy, 11, with Down's syndrome

An 11-year-old boy with Down's syndrome has landed his first modelling job in a high street store's new advertising campaign.