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Disabil News

23 hours ago
Colin Rogers writes: Lord Rix was effective in giving people with learning disabilities a voice and in helping to ensure that it is heard, not just because he was a passionate and powerful advocate, but also because he earned their trust, and that of their families and supporters. When Brian walked [...]
CharitiesHealthDisabilities
23 hours ago
Without competing as to which group has been most affected by austerity and agreeing with Jackie Ashley’s concern about cuts in services for disabled people (In Rio, as in Britain, disability rights are under attack again, 25 August), please do not forget the position of young people’s services.[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 day ago
t's the same argument he's used to block efforts to fund social service groups during the budget impasse. The moves also further fueled the anger of labor groups and providers who contend they've been repeatedly targeted by Rauner and forced to bear the ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
2 days ago
In 2012 we hailed Paralympians as heroes. Now they face a grimly familiar cycle of cuts and contempt, as the clock turns back on compassionIgnore the cynics. A huge number of us loved the Rio Olympics, and before that loved the London Olympics, and are proud of how many gold medals Team GB managed t[...]
Disabilities
3 days ago
amily members also said Blackwell has a mental disability. Jeff Lewis said their older son, who is 2, was taken by the Department of Social Services after William's death. He's trying to get his son back now. Blackwell walked into court Tuesday with her ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
4 days ago
Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith claims credit for fighting Tory disability benefit cuts and sets out clear welfare pledgesThirty seconds after taking his seat in the conference room of Nottingham Trent University, which is a makeshift base camp on the Labour leader hustings trail, leadership co[...]
EducationDisabilities
1 week ago
Tributes paid to actor who spent more than 60 years campaigning to improve the lives of people with learning disabilitiesBrian Rix, the learning disability campaigner and actor, has died aged 92.The Mencap president, who previously served as the charity’s secretary general and chairman, had been i[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
When you cry down the phone I feel like crying too, but if I speak to you for longer than 23 minutes and go off-script I risk losing my jobThis morning I spoke to a cancer patient, a woman with kidney failure, and a young man who had just lost the mother of his children. Each of them thought I was t[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Up to a quarter of under-25s carry bacteria that can cause meningitis, versus one in ten of the general populationStudents and other young people are being urged to get vaccinated against an aggressive strain of meningitis that killed 24 people in the last year for which there are figures.Public Hea[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Despite my multiple sclerosis, I was determined to share the joy of sleeping outdoors with my son, and as my mobility has deteriorated friends have joined in to make these magical adventures possibleCamping in a wheelchair is never a bed of roses. A signed picture of Clint Eastwood inscribed with th[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
hey also transferred responsibility for various residential and autism services — and $539.2 million to fund them — to the Department of Social Services. Further complicating matters for DDS, the administration withheld another $6.6 million from DDS ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
The welfare system needs a revolution, but change should be from the bottom upSeventy years on from the creation of the welfare state and social care is one of the biggest, most important and yet most neglected social policies. Now another new government needs to face up to the vital need for radica[...]
PolicyHo
1 week ago
ccording to Jeff Redekop, executive director of Income Assistance Delivery with the Ministry of Social Services, as long as proper documentation from a physician is provided, there are additional special dietary payments available to clients. When asked ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
We British Sign Language interpreters are under threat from outsourcing and cuts – but our clients still need us“I’m really sorry, but we have done all we can.” I slowly pick my hands up to tell the 19-year-old eastern European girl in front of me that she is going to have to wipe her eyes a[...]
Housing and Poverty
2 weeks ago
We had children of our own and were willing to do everything it took, but mismanagement and bureaucracy made the process almost impossibleIn the summer of 2014, a child came to stay with us. She was a teenage friend of one of my children and in desperate need of a home. Her own family had broken dow[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Clive James tells us that “any male hetero viewer [would] think twice about angling for a lift” from Saga Norén (the character in The Bridge) because she has what he terms “a case of near autistic something-or-other” (Weekend, 6 August). On the next page Carrie Mathison, the character in Ho[...]
HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
New study finds that disabled people living in deprived areas are more likely to lose their benefits under the government’s controversial assessments system“Fit for work” tests are “significantly biased” against claimants in poor areas of the country, new research seen exclusively by the G[...]
PovertyHousing and PovertyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Public Health England says people at mass gatherings should have two shots of MMR vaccine as cases at music events growYoung people planning to go to festivals or other mass events are being warned to make sure they have been fully vaccinated after a number of measles outbreaks.
Public Health Eng[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
eople like her and Kovaleski are the real heroes in this election season. Kim Palchikoff is studying social work at UNR and writes about mental health. Her Facebook page is NVMindsMatter.
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
British workers with depression or anxiety face a life of lower earnings, according to Equality and Human Rights CommissionPeople suffering from mental health problems such as depression and panic attacks earn up to 42% less than their peers, prompting the government’s equalities watchdog to brand[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
3 weeks ago
t the same time, a boost to salaries or paying overtime would help attract and retain workers to social services. “We’re already so challenged with filling vacancy rates … how do you cap this work at 40 hours?” she said. “We’re not looking to ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
3 weeks ago
hat number is continuing to grow. Isanhart explained that these are places where there are not many social services available, “let alone health services.” Thus, for a child who has a disability, “that’s where it becomes really important that we ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
football related issues, which include coordination of social services to retired players who are in need due to a variety of reasons including inadequate disability and/or pensions." This is a ...
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General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Ministry of Justice agrees settlement with Daniel Roque Hall who has a degenerative disease and was released from jail early A severely disabled man has been paid £5,000 in compensation after being handcuffed when taken to and from hospital appointments and placed under constant supervision while i[...]
Health and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
Around 625,000 people in UK are facing poor health or disability after cancer treatment, Macmillan researchers findPeople are twice as likely to live at least 10 years after being diagnosed with cancer than they were at the start of the 1970s, new research shows.
More than 170,000 people in the U[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
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6 weeks ago
The final week of Pride Month included an event at the White House, the naming of a new National Monument, a sea-change of policy at the Department of Defense. On Monday, June 27, 2016, the White House convened a White House Forum on the LGBT and Disability Issues.   Maria Town, Associate Director[...]
 

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39 weeks ago
        November 25, 2015 NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Respite: Care for Caregivers, emphasizes that respite is essential to family caregiver well-being. Social workers play an integral role in helping family caregivers to a[...]