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Number of people developing dementia 'stabilising'

The NHS should update dementia care planning in light of new prevalence analysis suggesting rates are actually stabilising rather than increasing, a group of leading experts have said

School nurses ‘need better mental health training’

Training on mental health for school nurses must improve, organisations representing the profession have said.

‘Bizarre’ figures raise fears over ministers’ plans for ESA

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has sparked new concerns after releasing “bizarre” figures that suggest ministers plan to cut the number of people eligible for out-of-work disability benefits by a third in 2017-18.

Latest Figures Show Massive Rise In ESA Sanctions

Figures released by the DWP this week show a massive 38% rise in employment and support allowance (ESA) sanctions in the space of just one month. The huge increase raises fears that the DWP deliberately reduced sanctions in the run up to the election, but are now launching a big new drive against ESA claimants.

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.