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Disabil News

2 days ago
There has been little progress in moving people with learning disabilities from hospital back into the communityWhen you are confronted with a mass of material on learning disability, easy-read versions can be a godsend. So it is with a raft of new reports on what has become known as the Winterbourn[...]
PolicyHealth and CareDi
2 days ago
Male carers who can prove they are acting in their partners’ interests would escape punishment under ‘coercive control’ legislationA new law on domestic violence that criminalises “coercive control” could exclude women with disabilities, who are particularly vulnerable to such abuse, say c[...]
WomenHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilitiesCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 days ago
Attacks on the celebrity’s entitlement to state support are part of a deeper assault on the principle of social securityThe words Katie Price and taxpayers’ money are the sort that can separately invoke outrage-based hernias; put together, they can result in social media collapsing in a pool of [...]
ChildrenEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
3 days ago
We may be giving training to those carrying out the work capability test, but that does not mean we will stop campaigning vigorously to improve government policies on disabilityWhat do you do when government policies don’t work at all? The work capability assessment (WCA) is an obvious example. It[...]
Housing and PovertyDisabilities
3 days ago
Disabled and ill people unable to get to hospital and forced out of their homes as personal independence payments (PIP) come under scrutiny by MPsMark Harper, the minister for disabled people, will appear in front of the work and pensions select committee on Wednesday today to defend the government[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
4 days ago
Research on 85 families finds less than a third of siblings with autism carry the same genetic risk, and in nearly 70% of cases known contributory mutations do not overlapA major study of autism in families has found that brothers and sisters who have the condition often carry different genetic risk[...]
Disabilities
4 days ago
he home was infested with insects and lacked food, according to the chief. Three social services agencies were monitoring the family when the mauling took place. Smythe said the couple had developmental disabilities and he questioned their ability to care ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
The DWP denies it has targets, but the fact is that cruelty in the form of sanctions is visited on thousands of claimants a week“A Ukip parliamentary candidate named Lynton Yates this week suggested banning benefit claimants from driving: “Why do they have the privilege to spend the tax payers [[...]
Housing and Poverty
1 week ago
We hide our vulnerability under success and fancy suits, but in fragility lies the deeper connection to our humanityAs the world’s 1% and their courtiers were preparing to meet on the ski slopes of Davos, the heroic figure of Jean Vanier – founder of the L’Arche communities – shuffled into a[...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
One of our residents is suffering from bulimia – his GP told me ‘you can’t help everyone’I get up at about 5.30am. When I’m ready, I get the children up and dressed in time to drop them at the childminder’s house by 7am.I’ve worked at FitzRoy as a team leader, supporting people with le[...]
CareersChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 week ago
If you tamper with the support disabled people rely on to work, being in the office with a personal assistant soon becomes being trapped at home, staring at the kitchen wallsYou’d be forgiven for having missed the current mess of Access to Work – the fund delivered through Jobcentre Plus that pa[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
The Action/2015 campaign (This year is key to poverty and climate goals, stars warn world leaders, 15 January) is a welcome initiative that underlines the importance of 2015 as a crucial year in the fight against poverty and climate change, with pivotal UN summits taking place. The campaign released[...]
PovertyHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
If you’re sick, like me, this hashtag is a celebration of our existence against all the odds, and helps us feel less aloneBeing sick is boring. The occasional week in bed felled by flu is boring. Spending days and weeks every year in hospital corridors and waiting rooms is a whole new level of tee[...]
HealthHealth and Care
1 week ago
Bombarded with abuse and with its reputation tarnished, Atos has bought its way out of its £400m state contract to assess if benefit claimants are fit to work. A new company, Maximus, is taking over. Who is behind it – and will they do anything differently?Shortly before Atos bought its way out o[...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
Brilliant though Eddie Redmayne’s performance is, The Theory of Everything leaves the grim reality of managing the most normal daily functions a complete blankEddie Redmayne has added an Oscar nomination for best actor to his Golden Globe for his performance as Stephen Hawking. It is so entrancing[...]
EducationHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Inflation has been the chancellor’s little helper in reducing public spending. Without it, even more brutal decisions could be required
Evictions are up, and meals on wheels right down. Vulnerable, and often hidden, parts of the community are hurting. But there has not yet been the wholesale [...]
HealthEducationHousingHealth and CareDisabil
2 weeks ago
e swapped the pencil for a paintbrush and taught himself to work with oils. He earned a master’s degree in social work. He wrote his memoir. He opened an art gallery. Although he’s no longer associated with the organization, he also founded Camp ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
My heart goes out to Linda Cooksey, not only for losing her brother but for having to deal with the frustrations of getting the government to publish details of the review (Report, 12 January). It is terrifying that public funding cuts are being made to the third sector when they are the lifeline fo[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
The Crown Prosecution Service has a new disability hate crime action plan to ensure we correctly identify and deal with these toxic crimes that can be easily missedWe are lucky to live in a safe, just and tolerant country and the public rely on prosecutors, law enforcement and the criminal justice s[...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
hese weren’t popular moves, but it meant that social services for those without much money or with disabilities still could turn to Annapolis for assistance. It still remains a mystery why O’Malley, who had weathered a host of fiscal storms as mayor ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
The Hollywood star has teamed up with a friend with a learning disability to co-write and co-star in a production about the life-enhancing powers of actingOne is a world-famous Hollywood actor; the other a man with a learning disability. They met by chance and formed a warm, supportive friendship. T[...]
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
Rights groups say tax is unfair to people with physical problems who cannot trade down to smaller, rented propertyA legal case to be heard at the supreme court will decide whether the government’s housing benefit regulations – the bedroom tax – discriminates unfairly against disabled adults. T[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
The Care Act will lead to wider possibilities for co-producing services and may hold the key to changing lives
“There’s a whole world out there.” The words of a lad from Liverpool during my time there, who would, with support, do volunteer work. He had a learning disability but his work mea[...]
PolicyCharities and Volunteeri
3 weeks ago
Twenty years ago, a critic caused a storm by declaring a dance piece ‘victim art’. Disabled dancers and choreographers who work with drug addicts and ex-prisoners reveal what has changed sinceIn December 1994, the dance critic Arlene Croce told her readers in the New Yorker that she wouldn’t b[...]
DisabilitiesCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
MPs hear that the sanctions regime has changed to create a punitive culture of fear – especially amongst the disabledPleas to the government to suspend its benefit sanctions regime pending a fundamental review of its impact – especially on the mentally ill and disabled – were made at the first[...]
HealthDisabilities
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6 weeks ago
Recent decades have brought significant changes in family form and function, as well as new service delivery models that promote health and well-being for people with various disabilities within their homes and communities. Nevertheless, providing care to family members continues to be part of famil[...]
 

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12 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[...]
 
18 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[...]
 
30 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[...]
 
256 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[...]