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Disabil News

22 hours ago
ederal Assistant Minister for Social Services Senator Mitch Fifield said the Napthine Government had a “pathway that prioritises people waiting for disability support, as well as those with newly acquired disabilities”. He said a detailed ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 day ago
early 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly ...
General Social WorkGerontologyDisabilities
1 day ago
Social service organisation SG Enable and the North East Community Development Centre (CDC) held the first Professionals, Managers and Executives (PME) networking session for persons with disabilities on Saturday. More than 20 people attended ...
SINGAPORE via Live.com News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 days ago
We asked you to share your experiences via GuardianWitness of bullying as part of Anti-Bullying Week in the UK. From childhood to the workplace, readers share their stories
Accounts of bullying in the workplace
Financial bullying can ruin a marriage
For the last two years, the Anti-Bullying[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
3 days ago
Pioneering psychologist on her 50-year study of people with Down’s syndrome that became a lifelong commitment to changing attitudes
After half a century and at the age of 87, Janet Carr has just completed the world’s longest-running research project into people with Down’s syndrome.The lo[...]
ChildrenHealthEducationChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
HE Abbott government has finally passed its social services bill, which has $2.7 billion in net savings over the forward estimates. The revised bill includes a new lower means test on family payments and the tightening of the disability support pension.
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
OVA Employment & Training is a disability employment service, with most of the funding coming through the federal government’s Department of Social Services. Nova helps employers find motivated and keen employees and helps people with disabilities find ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
Councils have a new duty to identify and support up to 700,000 children as young as six who care for ill parents but how will these young carers needs be met by social care services?Washing. Cleaning. Cooking. Shopping, says Antonia-Rae Budgen Davis, counting off the tasks on her fingers. I help mum[...]
ChildrenEducationChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 week ago
Appeal court weighs legal duty of transport operators to enforce wheelchair users priority over other passengersA womans refusal to move a pushchair with a sleeping baby from a bay on a bus used by wheelchair passengers causing a disabled man to have to leave the vehicle is at the centre of a test[...]
Children and ParentingDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Offering GPs £55 per new diagnosis fails to fund the urgent support patients and their families need to manage the conditionSince 2013, GP practices such as ours have been opportunistically looking for dementia, especially in at-risk groups (patients with cardiovascular disease, in residential or n[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
"With the recent introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the changing landscape of social services at both a national and state level, we will continue to diversify and meet the needs of the people we support throughout the local ...
theherald.com.au via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
he service, an initiative of Crookwell/Taralga Aged Care, is directly funded by the Department of Social Services to deliver Home and Community Care (HACC) services to those eligible and also NSW Family and Community Services to deliver Ageing Disability ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
s well as supportive social services, and create a broad societal awareness that contributes to integrating people with disabilities and confirms their participation in community development. The prime goal is to transform Dubai into a friendly city to ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Workers to vote on wage offer by private-equity-owned firm after one of longest strikes in the health serviceMore than 60 carers for the disabled holding one of the longest strikes in the health service were celebrating on Saturday night as a private equity-owned employer offered a pay deal set to p[...]
Health and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
organised by Gardens by the Bay and National Council of Social Service (NCSS). The walking route through Gardens by the Bay, a BCA Universal Design Mark Platinum winner ...
The Walk was organised by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and co via Live.com News 
General Social WorkGerontologyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
enior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Amy Khor, the guest of honour at the event, flagged off the walk, which was organised by the Building and Construction Authority, along with Gardens by the Bay and the National Council of Social Service ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Rise largely down to more people giving sickness or disability as reason for not being employed, says Office for National StatisticsNottingham had the highest proportion of households where there were no adults in work in the UK last year, new official figures say.A total of 30.1% of households that[...]
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
Prison service is struggling to cope with reasonable health and social care adjustments for people over 60

What should the next government do to support the ageing population?Some older people have committed serious crimes and it is important that justice is done, whether someone i[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Whistleblower says her job was box ticking, sanctioning sick people who had little chance of employment, and she wasnt able to treat clients as human beingsA scandalous picture of suffering, trauma and destitution is painted by a former Work Programme adviser who was tasked with getting claimants of[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
UN torture committee also to be told of nonconsensual sex normalising surgery of intersex babies and children The forced sterilisation of people with disability and the nonconsensual genital normalisation of intersex babies and children in Australia are being brought to the United Nations torture co[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingDisabilities
3 weeks ago
One year on from factory closures, only a quarter of disabled former staff are currently in work, GMB report findsMost disabled workers laid off after the closure of Remploy factories have not found another job a year after they shut, according to a new report.The GMB union said only one in four ex-[...]
Disabilities
3 weeks ago
Proposed cuts to ESA of as much as £30 so it is effectively worth the same as jobseekers allowance are being considered, DWP confirmsThe government is considering cutting the value of the main employment and support allowance (ESA) sickness benefit by as much as £30 so that it is effectivel[...]
Criminal Justice
3 weeks ago
A forthcoming report aims to reverse the governments abject failure to find alternatives in the community nearer to their familiesIt is more than three years since the nation was shocked by sickening, secretly filmed scenes of abuse of people with learning disabilities at a private hospital near Bri[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
Your correspondent Pauline Eyre gives the impression of being very determined not to enjoy Grayson Perrys exhibition The Vanity of Small Differences at Temple Newsam (Letters, 23 October). This is a pity for her, as it is one of the most interesting and thought-provoking shows I have seen for a long[...]
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Latest Blog

2 weeks ago
November 6, 2014 NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Care Comes Home, emphasizes the benefits and challenges of caregiving at home—where most caregiving takes place. Download outreach materials from the Caregiver Action Network (previ[...]
 

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8 weeks ago
By Rena Malai, News staff Countless children are waiting for homes that many people with disabilities want to provide, says Robyn Powell, attorney adviser for the National Council on Disability. “There are a significant number of people with disabilities who want to take adoptive children in and r[...]
 
20 weeks ago
June is Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT)  Pride Month. On June 2, 2014, President Barack Obama declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The President’s proclamation outlined the important legislative changes in the advancement of LGBT equity that o[...]
 
246 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[...]