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Disabil News

4 days ago
is office estimates the budget is now $1.5 billion in the red. Among the cuts is $89 million that was set aside to pay for dozens of social service programs, such as homelessness prevention, addiction treatment and autism therapy, according to a list of ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyDisabilities
5 days ago
wo keys for success: support and social services. Bascom continued, “I have a job. I have an apartment. I live with a roommate. I can’t live on my own, so I have my roommate and my sister and other friends help me navigate the things that I need help ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
6 days ago
Mike Adamson would like to see more services that prevent, reduce and delay loneliness, and Susan Daniels says it is not just a problem for older peopleWe welcome the focus given by Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard on the toll that loneliness is placing on our healthcare system (Loneliness as harmful [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
6 days ago
alloy's executive order also has led to reduced funding for social service programs, such as day services to people with developmental disabilities and initiatives serving people leaving prison. This month, Connecticut cities and towns are bracing for $ ...
General Social WorkDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
6 days ago
he county will locate services there. Voter registration, social services, drug and alcohol treatment and the disability board are possibilities. Tenants could be a combination of retail and government. A pharmacy is an option, he said. "You'll see the ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Cross-party group asks Jeremy Hunt to impose uniform standards to ease the burden on parentsParents of children with suspected autism are having to wait at least 44 months for diagnoses, prompting a cross-party group of more than 140 MPs to write to the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, demanding urgen[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Disabled Home Office staff face a wait of up to two years to secure reasonable adjustments in the workplace – we’re treated like we are a burden and a headache I’m not surprised by the way the government treats people with disabilities – you only need to look at how poorly it treats its own [...]
HealthHousing and PovertyGerontolo
1 week ago
he Deputy Minister of Social Development, Hon. Hendrietta Bogopane –Zulu in partnership with the MTN SA Foundation will be handing over three computer Laboratories to Tshilidzini Special School located in Shayandima, Thulamela Local Municipality under ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
The warnings are getting ever bleaker for an over-burdened systemHow close to the brink is the social care system? In the severest warning yet that it is fast becoming unsustainable, council leaders will on Wednesday warn that their ability to support older and disabled people is “veering steadily[...]
ChildrenPolicyChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Connor’s death at an NHS unit was entirely preventable. That’s why I started a campaign to change the way people with learning disabilities are treatedGetting accountability or justice for Connor’s death in Slade House assessment and treatment unit was to be a gargantuan task as Southern Healt[...]
HealthEducationChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Neurodiversity can be a huge advantage for companies, yet people on the spectrum have often been marginalised. Now some firms are specifically seeking them out. Is this a crucial turning point?Five minutes from London’s Liverpool Street station is an office that looks like any other office in the [...]
Charities and VolunteerismDisabilities
2 weeks ago
fter social services discovered her extreme poverty, she said, and took away her three children, whom she now rarely sees, she went to work in the underground economy. She had always been strong — "like a man," one friend said — and cutting grass or ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
hese young people — who may shout for hours, bang their heads on walls or lash out violently at home — are taken to the hospital after community social services and programs fall short and families call 911 for help, according to more than two dozen ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Women on the breadline are being robbed of their dignity and forced to choose between food and sanitary products. What about their basic needs?“If it’s a choice between electricity, snacks for the kids, or sanitary towels … Even that £2 at the end of the month matters,” says Kerry, from Abe[...]
PovertyWomenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyDisabilitiesWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Court of appeal in London backs family court judge’s decision to send boy, 11, and girl, seven, into long-term foster careA woman with a “very significant” learning disability has lost the latest round of a legal fight over the care of her two children.
Two court of appeal jud[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
My friend Peter Banyard, who has died aged 70, lived for 50 years as a tetraplegic following an accident suffered as an officer cadet in the Royal Green Jackets. Although he had to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life, he succeeded in carving out a career as a journalist, historian and director[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
3 weeks ago
Acute shortage in NHS of specialist doctors who undertake life-saving treatment means hospitals cannot provide itStroke patients in Wales are being denied a life-saving pioneering treatment after the surgical team providing it had to be mothballed because of an acute NHS shortage of the specialist d[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The government should accept responsibility for meeting the substantial costs of backdating sleep-in costs up until the date of the announcement on 26 July, says Professor Martin Green of Care EnglandCare England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, remain[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Melissa Mathieson, 18, was strangled by Jason Conroy, who was known to pose a risk, after she said he was stalking herThe murder of an 18-year-old woman by a fellow resident at a care home who had previously attempted to strangle other women was both predictable and preventable, a serious case revie[...]
Health and CareDisabilitiesWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
hese young people — who may shout for hours, bang their heads on walls, or lash out violently at home — are taken to the hospital after community social services and programs fall short and families call 911 for help, according to more than two dozen ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Alan Barham, who was dismissed by Capita after undercover footage emerged, given caution order by disciplinary panelA benefits assessor who was caught on film mocking disabled claimants of personal independence payments and suggesting they were liars has been found guilty of misconduct by a professi[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Retired GP Elizabeth Renton says that she is living proof that age-related macular degeneration is now treatableThe 250 people who will start to lose their sight today (Specsavers/RNIB figures) may never know that half of all sight loss is avoidable. National Eye Health Week (18-24 September) aims t[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 weeks ago
Councils still assess eligibility and allocate resources, but we’ve known for decades that letting people choose and pay for their own care works betterTwo recent high court judgments – Oxfordshire v Davey and Merton v JF – highlight the ways councils assess eligibility for social care and all[...]
PolicyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
4 weeks ago
‘This is the most cautious, the safest, scheme for assisted dying anywhere in the world,’ Daniel Andrews says Victoria’s assisted dying legislation includes new and severe penalties for doctors caught abusing the scheme, including up to a life sentence for encouraging a patient to choose to di[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
4 weeks ago
We want to hear from less-abled people who have experienced difficulties with poor access when shopping in high-street or luxury fashion storesBritain’s 11.9 million disabled people represent a potentially large untapped consumer market with a perceived spending power of £80bn, yet many clothes s[...]
Housing and PovertyDisabilities
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37 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor Lisa Primm admittedly has a soft spot in her heart for children. As a disability rights social worker, Primm had as a client a young boy with severe diabetes. He received a dog that was trained to be responsive to the sugar levels in his saliva, and would alert his[...]
 

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51 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor A 15-year-old girl with autism spectrum disorder became lost in Naperville, Ill., in July. Her parents had been working with her, and she had successfully been going outside alone, walking up and down the block where she lives. She had done well with that and wante[...]
 
399 weeks ago
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports on state-level budget cuts:Cuts Affect Wide Range of ServicesStates began cutting their budgets last spring, as the recession brought sharply weakened revenues. The cuts have intensified as the economy has worsened. Even as the need for state-funded[...]