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Disabil News

16 hours 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
1 day 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
2 days 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
2 days 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[...]
3 days 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. For additional ...
The Earth Times Online Newspaper, Serving the Planet with Breaking News via Live.com News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
5 days ago
he Tote Board, which provided the funds, will partner SG Enable and the National Council for Social Service (NCSS) to deliver this initiative over the next five years. Interested parties can apply for grants starting from January next year. SG Enable is ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
5 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
6 days ago
The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is opening up a five minute online survey to residents for feedback on the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education. Credit Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
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General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
6 days ago
lfredo felt her daughter, who holds a job and graduated from a special college for students with intellectual disabilities, could live independently there, with help from more comprehensive Massachusetts social services. Her father disagreed, arguing ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
6 days ago
OWN OF ULSTER >> Elected local and state officials remained mum Friday about new security protocols at the Ulster County Department of Social Services. The state Office of Temporary and Disability Services, meanwhile, said the agency continues to look ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
One of the major failings of the NHS Five Year Forward View (Price of saving the NHS: £8bn extra by 2020, 23 October) is the lack of emphasis on social care and the need for a more integrated approach. Over the past few years social care has been cut back to the bare bone by cash-strapped loca[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
onzales holds a law degree from the University of California, Davis and worked with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) for 25 years in various capacities helping people with disabilities live independently in their communities.
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
Youths with developmental disabilities can get help during the transition to adulthood through a new service model launched in Nanaimo last fall. The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation's Navigator service helps an individual identify goals ...
Nanaimo News Bulletin via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
1 week ago
Training scheme teaches taxi drivers and other firms how to respond to needs of visually impaired customersIf I get into a taxi, I can tell if the driver has been on one of the courses, says Dennis Callaghan, 96, from Walton in Liverpool. They immediately want to help, from the minute they see my tw[...]
Health
1 week ago
togethers and events. Operating expenses would be covered by payments provided to the tenants by government social service agencies. In an open letter to the community, Kathy Ohman said FORWARD envisions ...
capecodonline.com via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyDisabilities
1 week ago
it received one of the country's top awards for social service at the President's Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards. Runninghour has close to ...
Last night via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Doctors who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to die may be less likely to face criminal chargesThe director of public prosecutions has clarified guidelines around assisted dying, confirming that doctors who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to die may be less likely to f[...]
Health and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Disability campaigners and disabled people remain outraged at this attack against them (Minister forced to apologise for disabled insult, October 16). We say Lord Freud should resign after his disgusting comments that disabled people are not worth the minimum wage. Freud is the architect of the gove[...]
GerontologyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
While ministers vilify people on benefits (Freud sorry for comment about disabled people, 15 October), we urge everyone who thinks this is wrong to stand up for benefit justice. Attacks on benefits threaten everyone who is low-paid, not working, sick, has disabilities or plain unlucky. Freezing hous[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
The Institute for Social Work and Research (ISWAR) in association with the Sightsavers India, District Red Cross, Khurda, Indian Red Cross Society, State branch and the Directorate for Welfare of Persons with Disabilities today observed White Cane Safety ...
Odisha Sun Times via Google News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Labour leader Ed Miliband challenges David Cameron at prime minister's questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday over Tory minister Lord Freud's suggestion that disabled people could be paid less than the minimum wage. Cameron says the comment, made by Freud at a Tory conference fringe meeting,[...]
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
Labour calls for welfare minister to be sacked for saying some disabled people were not worth the minimum wage
Comment: Tory message to disabled people youre just not worth itLord Freud, the welfare reform minister, has offered a full and unreserved apology after Ed Miliband revealed that he [...]
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
A mentoring scheme is giving potential councillors funds and support to increase diversity in town hallsWhen prospective councillor Tom Garrod went door-to-door canvassing aged just 18, his first experience did nothing to calm his nerves. He asked to speak to the householder; I was told they had pas[...]
Disabilities
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5 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[...]
 

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