18 July 2019:
Child mental health unit referrals 'up nearly 50%'
18 July 2019:
Majority of passengers with disabilities report problems using trains
18 July 2019:
Disability emojis: Guide dog and wheelchair user revealed
4 July 2019:
Stormzy’s Glastonbury sign language interpreter goes viral for being amazing at her job
3 July 2019:
SEN court case is due to ‘shocking’ and ‘shameful’ austerity impact, say campaigners
Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too "liberal" have won permission to bring a legal challenge.
Paralympic sailing champion Helena Lucas has been named as the first member of the Great Britain team for Rio 2016.
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.
Social care leaders gathered in Staffordshire last week for the annual spring seminar of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass). Here are some of the key points from the conference.
The UK is in the midst of a huge demographic shift. Over the next two decades, the number of people aged 85 or over will more than double, and in England, almost a quarter of the population will be over 65. The scale of these changes present significant challenges and questions for individuals, families and communities.
If you work in social care, you probably already know that the skills required are often underestimated – and undervalued. Staff need a complex set of skills and knowledge to provide the best support to the people who need it, whether it’s understanding how to support someone’s legal rights, or having specific communication skills to help people make sense of the world around them. So getting the right training is crucial if you want to provide services of the best quality.
This project will look at hostility, including violence, towards children with disabilities across the EU. It seeks to identify the legal and policy framework, as well as determine how information about such hostility is being collected. In addition, the project will look for examples of promising practices of how some Member States are addressing the problem.
Disability Politics UK is helping two wheelchair users in Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency who are trying to get step free access installed at the 75% of tube stations and 80% of railway stations that do not have step free access. This affects wheelchair users, pushchair pushers and people carrying heavy luggage.
The doctors’ union has finally agreed to tell every GP in the country about two regulations that campaigners believe could protect disabled people facing the controversial “fitness for work” test.