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Clubs “Neglecting Responsibility” To Disabled Fans

Disabled supporters continue to be forgotten by a number of professional clubs according to new research, with 55 of the 92 teams in the top four divisions forcing away fans to watch matches in home sections of support.

Sanctioned Jobseekers With Mental Health Problems Are Not ‘Vulnerable’ Says DWP

Sanctioned Jobseekers with mental health problems are not classed as ‘vulnerable’ unless they have an accompanying physical health problem, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Fresh evidence that ‘benefit scrounger rhetoric’ is causing hate crime

Fresh evidence that disabled people are being subjected to disability hate crimes as a result of so-called benefit scrounger rhetoric has emerged from a pioneering survey by a campaigner and author.

NHS Announce New Care Guidelines For Learning Disabilities

The NHS have announced new draft guidelines to help transform the care of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. The new draft service model is the latest piece of work to emerge from the Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities programme, which is a joint piece of work between the NHS England, the LGA, ADASS, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH).

Has disability sport lost its London 2012 Paralympics momentum?

Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir fears interest in disability sport "will die" if it is not marketed properly.

Disabled voters take pioneering legal action over election access

A disabled campaigner is one of five blind and visually-impaired people taking pioneering legal action against their local councils over the failure to make voting in elections accessible to them.

BBC3 presenter and journalist crowdfunding to transform the lives of people with disabilities in Ghana

Sophie Morgan, the journalist and disability campaigner, has launched a JustGiving Crowdfunding page to buy a school bus and other life-changing equipment to help the people featured in her BBC3 documentary, The World’s Worst Place to be Disabled?

Tanni says 10,000 signatures could finally transform wheelchair services

A disabled peer has appealed for more than 10,000 people to put their names to a new campaigning charter, in order to pressure health bosses and politicians into improving England’s much-criticised wheelchair services.

New report by Business Disability Forum cites lack of skills in line managers as major barrier to retention of disabled employees

New research commissioned by Business Disability Forum (BDF), and supported by de Poel Community, EY, Royal Mail, Lloyds Banking Group, Department for Work and Pensions, Equal Approach and Remploy Employment Services indicates that a lack of skilled and confident line managers is a major barrier to the retention of employees with disabilities. Other key findings include a lack of targeted development opportunities and not enough awareness of disability in the workplace.

Court hears appeal on ‘unfair’ PIP 20 metre rule consultation

A government consultation on plans to tighten eligibility for its new disability benefit was unfair and unlawful, the court of appeal heard this week.