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Benefits applications forms to be made more accessible

The government has approved some suggestions from campaigners but not all.

Disabled people split over personal health budget expansion plans

Government plans for a huge expansion of personal health budgets could help to deliver independent living for disabled people, according to a leading disabled peer.

Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug

Health ministers have urged a pharmaceutical company to drop the price of a life-changing cystic fibrosis (CF) drug for NHS patients.

Robot helps Jack McLinden, 14, to be Everton mascot

A 14-year-old Everton fan has made history by becoming football's first "remote" match-day mascot - with the aid of a robot.

Women across UK denied mental healthcare around childbirth, say doctors

Millions of women across the UK are being denied vital NHS care to help them cope with mental health problems triggered by pregnancy and childbirth, doctors say. A “scandalous” postcode lottery means that pregnant women and new mothers in a quarter of Britain cannot access any specialist support to tackle conditions that can have a devastating effect on their lives.

Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Resound ensemble will become the first disability-led group to play the BBC Proms this summer.

Government faces legal action over election access fund

Three disabled politicians have begun legal action against the government over its failure to reopen a fund that supported Deaf and disabled people with the extra costs of standing for election as MPs.

Disabled people struggle to afford food and heating, study says

Disabled people are being forced to skip meals and sit in cold homes in a climate of benefit and social care cuts, according to new research.

NICE: 'Care providers must ask people with LD what they want out of life'

Care guidance authority NICE say people with learning disabilities, who have behaviour that challenges, should be given more support by providers and authorities to live their lives in the community like everyone else.

New initiative to address ticketing barriers for deaf and disabled fans

More than 80% of deaf and disabled music fans have experienced problems when booking tickets to live music events, with one in 10 considering legal action over the difficulty of accessing concerts and festivals.