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Disabilities News

1 day ago
Moira Drury overcame domestic violence and severe disability to work as a nurse and bring up three children as a single parent. But her daughter says a seven-month delay in processing her benefits left her abandonedMoira Drury died less than fortnight ago aged 61. She suffered from combination of il[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
3 days ago
‘On shift’, ‘key worker’, ‘risk assessment’, ‘LAC review’ … how can young people in care ever really feel at home?The words spoken to us in childhood are the first we hear and follow us as we grow up. The words of encouragement and caring. The words of negotiation. These words come[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
4 days ago
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute says more children are being confirmed with the condition, but are unsure whether trend is due to earlier diagnosesMore Australian children are being diagnosed with autism, but researchers don’t know if it’s because the condition is becoming more prevalent or[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingDisabilities
4 days ago
Experts welcome emphasis on improving support for jobless disabled people who want to work but say speech was light on detailThe government’s aims to get one million more people with a disability or long-term illness into work will require changes in practice and attitudes on the part of jobcentre[...]
Disabilities
5 days ago
Government wants radical reform to push 1m more people into work, but disability campaigners fear they are being targetedIain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, is poised to announce a radical reform of sickness benefits which the government hopes will force up to 1m more disabled people[...]
Disabilities
6 days ago
Frontline staff like me are having to take on ever more responsibility and yet we’re vilified if we show ambitionI’ve spent my entire career working at various disability charities and have always been proud to be working in the voluntary sector. However I have decided to move on – because aft[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
6 days ago
e said: “This is meant to transfer Rob’s care from social services to the NHS and he ticked every box. “But they told us we had to stop ­lifting him because if there was an ­accident we would be liable. “After that we had to give him bed baths.
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
6 days ago
Research confirms that seeing the world in ‘a different way’ sparks unique ideasA new study showing that people with autism display higher levels of creativity has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it helps debunk a myth about people with learning disabilities.Scientists found that people wi[...]
EducationDisabilities
1 week ago
ndividuals with disabilities also can keep their Medicaid coverage no matter how much money is accrued in an ABLE account,” the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Facebook Page posted. This isn’t Kayla’s first time being the center of ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
As a 17-year-old deaf youngster living at home, Sanjeev is now not eligible for any benefits – even help to get to job interviews. What chance does he have?Against the backdrop of this month’s jubilant A-level and GCSE results, 17-year-old Sanjeev Singh provides a different picture of what it is[...]
HealthEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
t is understood that the most powerful bureaucrats in Canberra – the heads of the Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Michael Thawley, Treasury, John Fraser, Finance, Jane Halton and Social Services, Fin Pratt –met last Tuesday to scrutinise ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
y bringing together the relevant disciplines at the Hebrew University, including medicine, social work and education, and combining them with the clinical excellence of the Hadassah Medical Center, the Autism Center will be positioned to achieve important ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
By bringing together the relevant disciplines at the Hebrew University, including medicine, social work and education, and combining them with the clinical excellence of the Hadassah Medical Center, the Autism Center will be positioned to achieve ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
pecial Prosecutor Patricia Gunning says Friday that Angelique Broadus was working for a social service nonprofit group when the incident happened in May. Prosecutors say the woman Broadus was supposed to be caring for required constant supervision.
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Zoe Williams’ article (Adult social care is not a problem – it is a human necessity, 10 August) highlights a failure of political leadership. There is a mysterious gap between the welcome and widely shared concern that disabled and older people should receive good quality care and the lack of ac[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Always Events pilot projects see healthcare staff working with patients and their families to improve the quality of care
For patients, details that might seem minor to health professionals can make a powerful difference – and shape how they view their care. Details such as ensuring the tran[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
National Autistic Society says county’s children face higher risk of self-harm and suicide as NHS trust is unable to tackle issues including long waiting timesSerious systemic failings in mental health services for children and young people in Cumbria are putting patients at a higher risk of self-[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Local government ombudsman’s ruling over disabled man’s direct payments illustrates how much uncertainty remains over flagship policy
What are the limits of people’s choice and control over their care and support? Should there be any? Or does the state have a duty to ensure that risks are[...]
PolicyHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
A project with a national hotel chain is helping students with learning disabilities at a specialist college polish up their employment skillsFrom the familiar purple decor to the signage encouraging guests to re-use their towels, if you stepped into the immaculate bedroom at Derwen College, you’d[...]
EducationDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Well done to the social security advisory committee for standing up to its political masters in pointing out the lack of evidence that the benefit sanctions regime is having any impact on changing attitudes to work (Review of benefit sanctions urged amid concern over regime’s effectiveness, 27 Jul[...]
Disabilities
4 weeks ago
My wife and I met the disability activist Duncan Watson and his first wife, Mercia, on a holiday tour of South Africa in 1997 where we were the only people who enjoyed pre- or post-dinner drinks. Discussing the day’s events, Duncan would say “today we saw”, Mercia being his eyes. They were a r[...]
Disabilities
4 weeks ago
Beach wheelchairs could help disabled people like me access British beaches and make a splash while on holiday, so why don’t we have more of them?I’m a big fan of beach holidays, and although in a wheelchair with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, I have always found a way to get to the wat[...]
Disabilities
4 weeks ago
UK HomeCare Association, representing firms supporting 880,000 older and disabled people, says increases in staff costs could see businesses go bust
Firms supporting 880,000 older and disabled people have warned that the costs of introducing a “national living wage” could trigger “catastrop[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
4 weeks ago
When I was a lad I, together with other sufferers from various disabilities and deformities, attended the Royal Cripples hospital here in Birmingham (When Crossword clues clash with the Guardian style guide, 27 July). At some juncture in the 1970s the name was changed to the Royal Orthopaedic hospit[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
5 weeks ago
First-ever survey of the motivation behind disability hate crime reveals that it is often related to an idea of them as ‘benefit scroungers’ who get special perksAfter the Equality and Human Rights Commission 2011 report on disability hate crime, Hidden in Plain Sight, the government agreed to p[...]
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2 weeks ago
Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States, and has been estimated to affect four out of five families. The aftermath of stroke can devastate both survivors and their spouses. Survivors of stroke often come to rely on informal caregivers, such as partners or spouses, once[...]
 

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36 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[...]
 
42 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[...]
 
48 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[...]
 
286 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[...]