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Call the Midwife actress Sarah Gordy becomes the first woman with Down's syndrome to receive an MBE

An actress who has graced the screen in Call The Midwife and Upstairs, Downstairs has become the first woman with Down's syndrome to receive an MBE.

Two in five people with learning disabilities not diagnosed in childhood

Two out of five people with learning disabilities are not diagnosed in childhood and, even if they are, they will likely die before they collect their pension, according to a study commissioned by the NHS.

Government ‘blocked’ involvement of user-led groups in mental health summit

The government has been asked by campaigners from across the world why it blocked the “meaningful” involvement of user-led and survivor organisations in this week’s high-profile global mental health summit in London.

Young people with special needs 'being failed in 44% of areas in England'

Children and young people with special needs are being failed in almost half of areas in England inspected under new rules, research by the Guardian has found.

Government could pay out more than £1bn due to benefits 'shambles'

The government could pay out more than £1bn in back payments after finding out that tens of thousands of people claiming sickness and disability benefits have been underpaid.

Pregabalin and gabapentin to be controlled as class C drugs

Prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin are to be reclassified as class C controlled substances from next April, the government announced today (15 October).

Police work on disability hate crime is ‘unacceptable’, say watchdogs

The work of police officers on more than half of their disability hate crime investigations has been found to be “unacceptable”, according to a new report by two watchdogs.

England amputees thank Premier League for World Cup funding after FA snub

The head coach of England’s amputee football side has thanked sponsors and the Premier League for donations that will enable the team to travel to Turkey later this month to compete in the 2018 World Cup.

Many disabled people hide their impairments to avoid awkwardness, report says

Two in five disabled people say they hide their impairment to avoid awkwardness and negative attitudes from the public, a new report has found.

Waiting times for disability benefit claims soar by three weeks in three months

Waiting times for new disability benefit claims have soared by three weeks in just three months, prompting concerns thousands of disabled people are being “let down.”