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Charity highlights role of siblings in supporting adults with a disability

Campaigners say the support needs and caring role of about 1.7 million adults in the UK who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister are overlooked.

Poor UK cancer survival rates linked to lack of GP direct access to scans

UK cancer survival is worse than in other countries because GPs here are less likely to refer patients straight away and have less direct access to CT and MRI scans, an international survey of GPs has found.

Cameron downgrades minister for disabled people

The new government has downgraded the importance of the role of the minister for disabled people, just days after winning the general election.

Voluntary Community Social Enterprise Review website

This website allows you to comment on posts made by the VCSE Review team, download documents and take part in discussions.Navigate using the tabs below to interact with the content. The discussion group can be found under the blog tab.

'It's a great honour': Selby appoints UK's first mayor with learning disabilities

Gavin Harding has been appointed as mayor for Selby, North Yorkshire, making him the UK’s first mayor with learning disabilities.

Disabled people ‘should come together in new national body’

Leading activists appalled by the prospect of another five years of attacks on disability rights and equality – following the election of a majority Conservative government – are working on plans to set up a new national organisation of disabled people.

Motability under spotlight over cuts to grants… despite £190 million reserves

The Motability car scheme has been asked to justify tough new rules that restrict grants made to disabled drivers with high support needs, at the same time that its charitable trust has reserves of nearly £200 million.

New parliament sees number of disabled MPs plunge

The Conservative election victory appears to have delivered a heavy blow to long-term efforts to ensure greater representation of disabled people in parliament.

Joint mental health commissioning strategy

Please see the following link for your opportunity to comment on the DRAFT mental health joint commissioning strategy.

Manchester United tell family with disabled son to watch Stockport instead

Man Utd refuse family's request for three sons to sit together at Old Trafford – capacity 75,635 – but say other clubs would welcome them with open arms