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Disabil News

9 hours ago
As a new report paves the way for the closure of Winterbourne-View-style units, where 2,600 people with learning disabilities are being treated, their families are fighting to bring them homeEvery morning, 17-year-old Tianze Ni crosses off another day on his calendar at the Middlesborough hospital u[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
17 hours ago
Report calls for new charter of rights for people with learning disabilities after Winterbourne View scandalMinisters are giving qualified support to a report on Wednesday calling for £30m of bank fines to be used to kickstart a drive to close hospital units such as the one at the centre of th[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
20 hours ago
Stuart Turner does not have the use of his legs or arms but is working with scientists to fly from a drone’s perspectiveStuart Turner is hoping he’ll soon be able to see the more of the world from his bedroom. The quadriplegic computer expert is helping to develop technology that will open up ne[...]
Education
1 day ago
The more we see this, the more it's normalised," she said. Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield said the awards were about embracing diversity and inclusion. "Australians are starting, at long last, to get the better deal they deserve," he ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
1 day ago
ssistant Minister for Social Services Senator Mitch Fifield told the Senate on Tuesday that any inquiry would be the responsibility of State Governments. “All colleagues would be concerned to hear of allegations of abuse or mistreatment of people with ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 day ago
New alliance puts people with learning disabilities at the centre of campaigns on issues such as austerity cuts and mistreatment in institutions
More than 90 organisations including self-advocacy and family-led groups and some 1,200 individuals have launched the Learning Disability Alliance En[...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 day ago
Can’t afford the heating? Pneumonia. Can’t afford petrol? Hospital appointments are cancelled. Is this a crisis yet?Lorna Jamison is selling things from her home in Haverhill, Suffolk to buy her two sons winter coats. Family photo frames, ornaments and toys; whatever she can get her hands on and[...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 day ago
Stephanie Bincliffe gained 10 stone in seven years at privately run assessment and treatment centre, inquest heardA 25-year-old woman with severe autism died in a secure hospital after staff allowed her weight to balloon to 25 stone as she sat alone for years in a padded room, a coroner has ruled.St[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 day ago
Leader of city council says ‘embers of unrest are starting to smoulder’ with many authorities on brink of financial collapse

The long read: is saving Newcastle a mission impossible?


The city of Newcastle is already seeing the first signs of social unrest because of fu[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
2 days ago
ssistant social services minister Mitch Fifield, who argued the scheme would have given disabled Australians greater choice, was clearly unimpressed. "There will now not be a business services wage assessment tool payment scheme because of the way you ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 days ago
Britain’s employers only need to make minor changes to help disabled people into workplaces, says chief executiveThree out of five disabled people believe that public attitudes to disability have improved in the past two decades but a significant proportion still say that they experience discrimin[...]
Charities and VolunteerismDisabilities
2 days ago
Yooralla chief executive Sanjib Roy resigns following media reports of management bungling of sexual abuse allegationsThe head of a Victorian disability service provider has quit following rape and abuse allegations against its carers.
Yooralla’s chief executive, Sanjib Roy, resigned on Monda[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
2 days ago
The Onslow County Department of Social Services will begin taking applications for its low-income energy assistance program on Monday. Households containing a member age 60 and above or a disabled person receiving a service through the Division of ...
Jacksonville Daily News via Google News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
6 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
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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[...]
 

More Blogs

9 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[...]
 
21 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[...]