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Disabil News

10 hours ago
ecause even a small amount of missing documentation can result in a judge denying a homeless person's application for disability or social services, Hewlett said her center's specialists will often hold onto the paperwork themselves. Hewlett said ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 day ago
hil and Roberta Kirschner Foundation Affiliated Fund. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide direct services in the areas of social services, youth and education, health and disabilities and Jewish culture and religion, with a ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
3 days ago
What reality is jobcentre manager Steve McCall talking about when he challenges the portrayal of the benefits staff and system in Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake (Report, 11 February)?I have spent several years working in social care supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. A[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilities
3 days ago
Images revealed which infants would go on to have an autism diagnosis, raising hopes for earlier care and interventions for those affectedBabies who are most at risk of developing autism as toddlers have been identified from brain scans in the first year of life.The images helped doctors spot which [...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
6 days ago
Although Frances Ryan is correct regarding the systematic erasure of adults with disabilities (Social care is not just about the elderly, 10 February), she misses the point as to the legal intention of David Mowat’s statement.The last group of disabled people in plain sight but relegated to non-ex[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
lthough Frances Ryan is correct regarding the systematic erasure of adults with disabilities (Social care is not just about the elderly, 10 February), she misses the point as to the legal intention of David Mowat’s statement. The last group of disabled ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
The debate focuses on the elderly, but hundreds of thousands of people of all ages are made to suffer because the vital help they need is being cutWhat do we think of when we hear the words “social care”? The crisis of funding may finally have propelled the issue on to the political agenda, but [...]
Health and CareGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
he debate focuses on the elderly, but hundreds of thousands of people of all ages are made to suffer because the vital help they need is being cut
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
After £5.5bn of cuts, a new ruling requiring care providers to pay the minimum wage for sleep-in shifts – including six years of back pay – could be devastatingAlys Phillips admits she found it daunting when she did her first solo sleep-in shift as a care support worker two years ago. But now s[...]
Health and Care
1 week ago
Transferring powers to cities and regions will give Theresa May’s government a welcome opportunity to focus on BrexitAfter months of painstaking negotiations with Whitehall, a further devolutionary shift to London has seen the budget for the work and health programme transferred to London boroughs[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
nd $10,200 through The Community Foundation of Frederick County A host of other social service agencies offer permanent, supportive housing for the homeless, disabled and those with mental illnesses in Frederick. They include the Mental Health Management ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
1 week ago
My friend, Rashida Abedi, who has died of cancer aged 65, handled her profound deafness with courage and her story, recorded in her autobiography From Sound to Silence (1988), inspired many others.Rashida was born and grew up in Quetta, Pakistan, to where her father had retired after working for the[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducation
1 week ago
The humiliation of sitting in soaked underwear or laying on a dirty public toilet floor could be avoided if there was the political willWhat price would you pay for your rights? For disabled people, the price is often dignity. That disabled people are routinely shut out of Britain’s transport, sho[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
New law will impose penalties on taxi and private hire drivers and make it an offence to charge additional fare for the service Taxi drivers who refuse to pick up wheelchair users or attempt to charge more for transporting them could be fined up to £1,000 under new laws tackling discrimination. Th[...]
1 week ago
Orchard Village in east London was built in 2014 as a bold replacement for the notorious Mardyke estate, which provided the setting for the gritty film Fish Tank. But conditions are so bad that some residents think it should be demolished‘Substandard’ housing association scheme faces hundreds of[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyEducationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
income students to attend universities are also not being funded. Human and social service agencies that provide critical services — including shelter for the homeless, services to people with disabilities or older citizens, and support ...
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General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Dozens of units should be shut and reorganised into centres of excellence to lift survival rates, says charityDozens of hospital stroke units should be shut and the service reorganised into fewer centres of excellence in order to improve care, the charity representing stroke survivors has insisted.C[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Government warned cutting benefits by almost £30 a week may push many disabled people into poverty, instead of incentivising them back into work Government plans to cut disability unemployment benefit for new claimants could make it harder for them to find work and push many into poverty, an all-pa[...]
Housing and PovertyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
hy would we want to take in people who express their disagreement with our politics by shooting up a gay nightclub or a social service center that helps the developmentally disabled? When normal people don’t like a policy, they protest or write a letter ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Minister says there will be clearer information and quicker repairs after Paralympian went public about her ordealProvision of accessible toilets on trains will be improved, the government has announced, weeks after a Paralympian revealed she had wet herself on a long train journey because the facil[...]
2 weeks ago
Young autistic people want to be accepted by employers for who they are, says award-winning campaigner Jonathan AndrewsJonathan Andrews was once advised to hide his autism from prospective employers. Instead, he is making his name by doing just the opposite.“I saw it [being autistic] as an opportu[...]
EducationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Since 2013, NGO Sightsavers has been part of a programme in northern Nigeria to prevent unnecessary sufffering caused by seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – blinding trachoma, bilharzia, elephantiasis, river blindness, hookworm, whipworm and roundworm. It includes training community directe[...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
Kirsty Shepherd was denied access to bus despite court ruling that drivers should ask passengers to make space for wheelchairsA wheelchair user was refused space on a bus because a pushchair was on board, days after the supreme court ruled that drivers should ask passengers to make space for wheelch[...]
Criminal Justice
3 weeks ago
icky is looking at all possibilities. A social care charity called Guideposts, who work with social services, are helping to look for the perfect family. Ultimately, she hopes someone who knows Jess might be found. Vicky, from Laindon, Essex, added ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Vulnerable patients are being shunted into care homes to make easy savingsThe revelation that thousands of people could be forced out of their homes into residential care raises serious questions about the judgment of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).
According to the Health Service Journal s[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
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Latest Blog

2 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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16 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[...]
 
31 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[...]