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Disabled people's rights threatened by government cuts, campaigners warn

The hard-won rights of people with a learning disability to live independent lives are being eroded as a result of government cuts to benefits and social care services, charities have warned.

Shadow disability minister admits backing assisted suicide bill

The shadow disability minister has admitted that many disabled activists may be “horrified” and “outraged” to learn that she is in favour of legalising assisted suicide.

UK services failing patients with dementia

National health and social care services are failing to meet the needs of patients with dementia, with hundreds of thousands let down by a lack of support, according to a report by The Alzheimer’s Society.

Disability poverty rose sharply in fourth year of coalition

The proportion of disabled people living in poverty rose sharply in the fourth year of the coalition government, according to official figures.

ILF closure: Process has caused ‘fear, stress and anxiety’, say researchers

Disabled people who receive support through the Independent Living Fund (ILF) have been caused fear, stress and anxiety by the process leading to its closure, according to new research.

Disabled children less happy with hospital care than peers

While most children are happy with the care they receive in hospital, those with disabilities report a poorer experience.

Indefinite Award DLA Transfer To PIP Will Start From July In Certain Postcodes

The DWP has today issued an updated timetable bringing forward the date when claimants with an ‘indefinite’ or ‘lifetime’ award of disability living allowance (DLA) will have to claim personal independence payment (PIP). Claimants will now start being assessed for PIP from 13 July 2015, instead of from October.

Disability campaigners clash with police inside parliament over benefit cuts

A group of disability campaigners have clashed with police inside the House of Commons after they tried to storm the chamber during prime minister’s questions to protest against benefit cuts.

GPs to refer more patients with low-risk cancer symptoms under new NICE guidance

GPs are being urged to refer and test thousands more patients for potential cancers under new guidelines rubber-stamped by NICE experts today.

UK woman can ride bike for first time with 'world's most lifelike bionic hand'

A British woman has been able to ride a bike for the first time after being fitted with what has been described as the world’s most lifelike bionic hand.