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Disabil News

1 day ago
est Australian Premier Mark McGowan has labelled federal Social Services Minister Christian Porter an “enemy” of WA, in a further escalation of a rancorous stoush over the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). People with disabilities ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 days ago
The political party that wins the next general election is likely to be the one that signs up to a new vision of social care and supportThere can be no question that Theresa May’s disastrous social care manifesto policy played a major part in her election failure. However, the Queen’s speech su[...]
Policy
2 days ago
Four parents with children on the spectrum explain why segregation is not the answer, and explain why mainstream schooling has been a positive for everyone On Wednesday the One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, suggested children with autism should be removed from mainstream classrooms because other st[...]
Children and ParentingEducationDisabilities
5 days ago
My father, Mike Bruton, who has died aged 79, led a life dedicated to the service of various overlapping communities: the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in which we lived as a family and of which he became mayor, the Methodist church and the wider community of people with impaired mobility[...]
Children and ParentingEducation
1 week ago
aying he will bring “fresh eyes” and a different perspective to the department in charge of social service delivery for vulnerable children, elderly, disabled and dysfunctional Iowans. Palmer thanked members of the Iowa Council on Human Services for ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
I have a permanent disability. Even after the election, the Conservative government is forcing people like me through this broken system
‘So Rob, do you have friends?” I’m wondering what on earth Sharon (not her real name) thinks she might be looking at as she gazes at me. She’s had aroun[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
Two new Labour MPs – Jared O’Mara and Marsha de Cordova – are part of the increase, but disability campaigners say more work needs to be doneThe new House of Commons will include five disabled MPs, an increase of three on the last term. Continue reading...
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
’ve been a service user for 25 years. I’m also an independent disability and social care consultant, so I’m pretty knowledgeable when it comes to the Care Act. I recently had my first assessment since the Independent Living Fund closed. It’s ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Atlas Project Team founder fined £12,500 and ordered to pay £105,000 costs after vulnerable residents were held in seclusion rooms, sometimes overnightThirteen directors, managers and carers have been convicted over a regime at residential homes in which adults with learning disabilities were impr[...]
Health and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
The Tories betray wilful ignorance in refusing to acknowledge that some adults need support all their lives – asking them to pay care costs is wrongMuch has been said about the Conservative manifesto pledges on social care and Theresa May’s subsequent U-turn, but one issue that has so far escape[...]
Policy
2 weeks ago
Guardian experts give their view on the main parties’ public service manifesto pledges. Here, our public services editor looks at social care

• Denis Campbell on health
• Patrick Butler on social security
• Dawn Foster on housing
• Frances Ryan on disability
• Anna Baw[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Guardian writers give their view on the main parties’ public service manifesto pledges. Our disability expert looks at access, inequality and workplace diversity
• Denis Campbell on health
• David Brindle on social care
• Patrick Butler on social security
• Dawn Foster on housi[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthMi
2 weeks ago
Guardian writers give their view on the main parties’ public service manifesto pledges. Here, our housing expert looks at the promises on renting and housebuilding
• Denis Campbell on health
• David Brindle on social care
• Patrick Butler on social security
• Anna Bawden on lo[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Better accessible transport may come from collaborations between disabled people and tech startups like Wayfindr and Uber Of the 11.6 million people with disabilities in the UK, a fifth report having difficulty accessing transport. Many avoid travelling altogether, leading to isolation and depressio[...]
Disabilities
3 weeks ago
Letters from Phyl Meyer of the access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland), Michelle Mitchell of the MS Society, Ted Hill of the British Polio Fellowship, Clare Pelham of the Epilepsy Society and othersThe article by Frances Ryan (24 May) regarding the lack of support for disabled candidates seeking el[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The Greens make the progressive case on funding, but no one else offers a radical vision of a system fit for the twenty-first centurySocial care has become a bigger issue in this election than many political pundits could ever have expected, judging by the attention now being paid to the different p[...]
PolicyChildren
3 weeks ago
Elli has hypermobility Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Her care has been halved from 44 hours to 22, and a grant to help her work cut completely. She’s fighting for more support, but it’s hard work. Her life has been drastically affected by a series of Tory cuts, reforms and changes to disability benefi[...]
PovertyHealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Stephen and Elaine are disabled and rely solely on Stephen’s income. But with the impending removal of his subsidised Motability car, he will have no way of getting to work. Their life has been drastically affected by a series of Tory cuts, reforms and changes to disability benefits and a growing [...]
PovertyHealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Alex has complex physical and mental health needs, and cannot walk unaided. But due to a severe lack of accessible housing in the area, Alex has to live in a first-floor flat. Alex’s life has been drastically affected by a series of Tory cuts, reforms and changes to disability benefits and a growi[...]
PovertyHealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
4 weeks ago
The Labour candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon on the barriers facing disabled people who aim to stand for election – and how to remove themAs a disability rights activist and someone with a disability, I’m proud to be the Labour party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Oxford West a[...]
Disabilities
4 weeks ago
Less than one percent of MPs are disabled. Taking away vital financial support is only set to make this under-representation worseParked up in a field, Mary Griffiths Clarke – the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for Arfon, in north Wales – is spending the general election campaign liv[...]
Disabilities
4 weeks ago
2.8 million people over 65 will need nursing and social care by 2025 – largely because of a significant rise in dementia-related disability, research findsThe NHS and social care system in the UK is facing a staggering increase in the cost of looking after elderly people within the next few years,[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment PolicyDisabilities
4 weeks ago
As funding debates are dominated by elder care, there are others whose needs are ignored while the services they depend on are starved of cashThe government appears to have finally accepted the dire state of social care funding with the announcement of a new green paper. Whichever party takes power [...]
PolicyChildrenCareers
4 weeks ago
on't remember seeing Malcolm at any of those mtgs. Social Services Minister Christian Porter took it further, saying Mr Shorten would have to tell constituents with disabilities he valued getting into power more than he valued their life if he failed to ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Christopher Stapleton tells of humiliating experience on Virgin Trains service months after rail minister pledged to take actionA 59-year-old wheelchair user has spoken out about how he was forced to wet himself on a Virgin train because the disabled toilet was out of order.The incident has emerged [...]
Disabilities
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20 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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34 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[...]
 
49 weeks ago
The final week of Pride Month included an event at the White House, the naming of a new National Monument, a sea-change of policy at the Department of Defense. On Monday, June 27, 2016, the White House convened a White House Forum on the LGBT and Disability Issues.   Maria Town, Associate Director[...]
 
381 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[...]