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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

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.