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Disabil News

3 days ago
A scheme in rural Somerset has plugged the social care gap for 700 people and could be a model for the rest of the UKWhen Jenny Dutton arrived at Pam King’s home the other day, she had to apologise for being covered in mud. On her way to King’s isolated Exmoor cottage, she had stopped to rescue [...]
Health and CareDisabilities
3 days ago
ore than $52 million in spending was added to the budget Tuesday in seven consolidated amendments dealing with energy and environmental affairs; housing, mental health, and disability services; social services and veterans; health and human services and ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
6 days ago
He loves coming here," Ford said. Shardonay Morgan, a senior social work major at South Carolina State University who interns at the OCDSNB, came up with the idea of having an educational fair as her school macro project. "I hope that people with ...
General Social WorkEducationGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
My mother, Betty Norman, who has died aged 95, was a paediatrician who gave up medicine to bring up a family in the 1950s. She became a relentless campaigner for children with learning difficulties after the birth of her third son. Thomas was born with Down’s syndrome, and she followed medical adv[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
Schools and hospitals are, more and more, surviving on donations – a sign of how Darwinian our nation has becomeSomeone needs cancer treatment only available in Germany. Someone else is leading a 187-mile bike ride across India to pay for research into brain tumours. Top right is a team of swimmer[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
In light of figures showing 900 disabled people are losing their Motability cars each week (Benefits cuts: are you about to lose a Motability car, scooter or wheelchair? 31 March), I would like to challenge the response of Department of Work and Pensions ministers when they have been pressed on the [...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
Just 16% of autistic adults are in full-time paid employment, despite the vast majority saying they want to work. This beer company aims to help.With its collection of small vessels and hoses, plain tiled floor and bags of malt, the workplace of People Like Us in Skippinge, Denmark, is a typical bre[...]
HealthCareersEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
Labour raises alarm over number of people being turned down for personal independence paymentsAbout 200,000 people face seeing their claims for a disability benefit to help with daily living and mobility refused this year, new figures obtained by Labour suggest.Senior MPs have called on the governme[...]
Children and ParentingGerontologyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
From child tax cut restrictions to universal credit, the government has crossed its own red lines. Soon millions more children will go hungryExactly four years since Britain’s first wave of cuts came into force – and as this month’s new measures begin to take hold – we’re entering what we [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
This week Leah Green and Fred McConnell are joined by Gideon Goldberg, their colleague and token disabled person. They discuss ‘when to ask’, inspiration porn, and the awkwardness of disabled summer camps Continue reading...
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
Health service to roll out mechanical thrombectomy, currently only offered at a handful of hospitals, to 8,000 patients a yearThousands of stroke patients will be saved from lifelong disability after NHS England decided to invest millions of pounds in a new treatment hailed as a “gamechanger”.Ab[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
MPs and charities say rising number of retesting claimants with incurable diseases such as Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis makes little sense MPs and patient groups have called for an end to the repeated assessments that people with progressive diseases must undergo in order to qualify for disab[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
his year, with the blessings of the Catholicos of All Armenians; the Social Service Department of the Mother See will hold an event for 150 disabled children from the Hrazdan Children’s Support Foundation Day Center. Following the Blessing Service ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Andrew Dilnot says current adult social care system is ‘most pernicious means-test’ in the British welfare stateAndrew Dilnot, who carried out the government review into the funding for care and support in England, has condemned Britain’s social care system as “the most pernicious means-test[...]
Health
3 weeks ago
he parents, she said, need that money that is spent on institutions for “food support, transportation, services like rehabilitation, medical services, social work, etc.” “It is a matter of being sure they are set up,” she said, as many of the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The work of James Gladwell, a resident of Barrington Farm, a centre for adults with learning disabilities in Norfolk, is going on show at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester Continue reading...
Disabilities
3 weeks ago
Efforts to control tobacco have paid off, says study, but warns tobacco epidemic is far from over, with 6.4m deaths attributed to smoking in 2015 aloneOne in 10 deaths around the world is caused by smoking, according to a major new study that shows the tobacco epidemic is far from over and that the [...]
HealthDisabilitiesWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Wheelchair users to highlight problems boarding Southern trains after company says it cannot guarantee assistanceDisability campaigners are planning to block the concourse at a busy London train station in the middle of the evening rush hour in protest at new arrangements they say could prevent disa[...]
Disabilities
3 weeks ago
The chief executive of Remploy says living with depression has made him a better person to run the organisation that gets £50m of contracts to help people back into work Gareth Parry has spent almost three decades supporting people with disabilities and mental health issues find work, but a recent [...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
3 weeks ago
irector of marketing for Peak Community Services — an organization that provides aid and social services to those on the autism spectrum. Packard's stake in raising awareness of the disease is personal as well as professional — he has a son on the ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Equality and Human Rights Commission highlights employment, adequate healthcare and independent living among areas of particular concernDisabled people are being left behind and are living in poverty with very poor life chances, a damning report has concluded.The Equality and Human Rights Commission[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Single parents, disabled people and 18- to 21-year-olds targeted in changes announced by former chancellorNew benefit cuts that could cost the hardest-hit single parents more than £6,000 by 2019 are set to come into force next week, a hangover from the chancellorship of George Osborne, who was sack[...]
Children and ParentingDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Report a ‘wake-up call’ for countries to rethink approaches to mental health, says agency, revealing that cases have grown by almost 20% in a decadeCases of depression have ballooned almost 20% in a decade, making the debilitating disorder the leading cause of disability worldwide, the World Hea[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
4 weeks ago
While echoing the positive reaction to the new autistic Sesame Street character and the call for more research into language difficulties in autism, I object to the assumptions inherent in Professor Boucher’s remark that people with “high functioning” autism (how she defines that is not stated[...]
Disabilities
4 weeks ago
The Conservative government is once again aiming to take more from the poor (GPs ordered to stop prescribing some drugs to save cash, 28 March). These treatments will effectively be removed from those currently entitled to free prescriptions (eg recipients of income support or pension guaranteed cre[...]
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Latest Blog

12 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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26 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[...]
 
41 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[...]
 
373 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[...]