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New disabled MPs pledge to fight for rights in parliament

Two new disabled MPs who won their seats in last week’s general election have both pledged to use their time in parliament to fight for the rights of disabled people.

Anger, resignation… and optimism in wake of general election result

Disabled activists have reacted with a mixture of anger, resignation and optimism to a general election that saw the Conservatives lose their parliamentary majority.

General Election 2017: What are the parties promising disabled people?

Political parties have released their manifestos for the forthcoming General Election on 8 June. Here's a peek at the main disability and mental health related pledges.

Stirling University to launch home dementia app

An app to assess how suitable a home is for someone with dementia is being developed by Stirling University.

Mental Health Foundation report: Surviving or Thriving? The State of the UK’s Mental Health

For Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2017, the Mental Health Foundation have published a report on the UK’s mental health

Disabled people ‘forced into dangerous workfare that breaches health and safety laws’

Disabled people are being subjected to dangerous violations of health and safety laws after being forced to take part in government workfare programmes, according to new research published this week.

Women’s Resource Centre report: the Impact of Austerity Measures on Women’s Voluntary and Community Organisations

Support services for women are under threat from an unprecedented level of public spending cuts, with many organisations losing staff, reducing services or closing altogether.

Health Committee inquiry and report: Brexit and Health and Social Care – People and Process

Brexit will impact health and social care provision in the United Kingdom. The House of Commons Health Committee published an April 2017 report investigating this impact.

Online campaign ‘could enable disabled people to affect election outcome’

Activists hope a new non-partisan online campaign – based on a successful US user-led movement – could finally enable disabled people to become a political force in the UK, and play a significant role in deciding June’s general election.

Easy read guide to voting by post

General Election 2017, How to vote by post