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Staging theatre for deaf and hearing audiences

The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble is a group of D/deaf and hearing artists whose work includes British Sign Language (BSL), spoken English, projection, movement, mime, music and soundscapes. All of our work is accessible for D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences.

A quick guide to new care minister Alistair Burt

Conservative MP Alistair Burt has been appointed as care and support minister in the reshuffle following the general election. He replaces Norman Lamb, a Lib Dem who had held the position since September 2012. We’ve put together a quick guide to the new man in charge.

Meet Justin Tomlinson MP- New Minister For Disabled People

The prime minister has announced that the new minister for disabled people is Justin Tomlinson, Conservative MP for North Swindon. Tomlinson has a strong anti-benefits and anti-human rights background.

PIP Delay Crisis Over, Claims DWP

The DWP claim that the crisis over personal independence payment (PIP) assessment delays is now over, with average wait times down to just 15 weeks from a high of over 40 weeks.

The struggle to find work when you have Down's syndrome

Fewer than two in 10 people with learning disabilities are in employment. For people with Down's syndrome, it can leave them demoralised - but are things changing?

DWP told to publish ESA deaths report, after two-year delay

The information watchdog has ordered the government to publish hugely controversial figures that will update the number of people who have died while claiming out-of-work disability benefits.

The Disability Audit: the eight coalition policies that have hit disabled people

After looking in detail at all the changes to the benefits system in the last five years, it’s only possible to come to one conclusion: the coalition’s attitude towards disabled people has been pointlessly cruel.

Assisted suicide review granted by High Court judges

Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too "liberal" have won permission to bring a legal challenge.

Rio Paralympics: Helena Lucas named on GB sailing team

Paralympic sailing champion Helena Lucas has been named as the first member of the Great Britain team for Rio 2016.

‘Disabled woman’s life at risk’ after DWP harassment

A disabled woman says her life is at risk following a “barrage” of texts and phone calls from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), threatening – unlawfully – to remove her benefits if she failed to attend a work-focused interview.