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Disabilities News

2 days ago
minute surprise tabling of the bill in the House late Thursday night amid complaints from several lawmakers that no emergency funding was found and included for mentally ill, developmentally disabled and other social services, House lawmakers ...
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General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
2 days ago
The UK’s disability benefits system – like the church in Bruegel’s painting of the blind leading the blind – is divorced from the needs of those it is meant to helpMany years ago, on a visit to Naples, I saw Bruegel’s painting of The Blind leading the Blind. I hadn’t thought of it for ye[...]
Disabilities
3 days ago
I read Jill Jones’s excellent letter (2 May) and almost wept. I am deaf and have attended lip-reading classes for seven years and no, I still can’t lip-read. This “hidden disability” is exhausting, frustrating and at times downright depressing. I remember my hero, Jack Ashley, expressing his[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 days ago
n a joint statement, 14 organisations: Carers Australia, St Vincent de Paul, the Welfare Rights Centre the Community and Public Sector Union, Australian Council of Social Services, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, ACT Council of ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
4 days ago
he list included $27 million in cuts to the higher education system and $51 million in cuts to social services, mostly the Medicaid program that provides health coverage for the poor and disabled. Sullivan's list also included a $57 million cut in aid to ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
4 days ago
According to your report, there will be a machine that lip-reads (Read my lips? One day soon, a machine could do it, 25 April). The myth that lip-reading solves deaf people’s problems and makes us into hearing people simply will not go away, since our culture keeps the hidden disability of deafnes[...]
HealthDisabilities
4 days ago
he list included $27 million in cuts to the higher education system and $51 million in cuts to social services, mostly the Medicaid program that provides health coverage for the poor and disabled. Sullivan's list also included a $57 million cut in aid to ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
urrently social service agents must report sexual abuse cases to law enforcement however this bill would require child abuse or neglect cases to be reported as well. Human Services director Diane Cable says the move will be beneficial. “There is a ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
1 week ago
A two-year wait until refugees in the UK are eligible to apply for disability living allowance has left people with war-inflicted injuries and other serious medical conditions without supportThe Omars arrived in Britain as refugees from Syria last year so that the family could receive urgent medical[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
articularly as a member of the adoption panel and in social services. In retirement she continued her work with the North East Disabilities Resource Centre, formerly Scope, and the Joseph Rowntree Trust, an independent charity working to benefit deprived ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Disability rights campaigners win appeal against government’s refusal to publicise investigations into alleged suicidesThe Department for Work and Pensions may be forced to disclose details of secret investigations into the suicides and other deaths of benefit claimants, after a successful tribuna[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
In the Dulais Valley we support benefit claimants who are getting into debt because of confusing welfare reformsIn the wake of benefit reform, Sue (not her real name) and her husband have found themselves in a desperate situation. They both have mental health issues and are long-term benefit claiman[...]
PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
It literally invalidates the old card." Olivia Boles, a sophomore social work major, has lost her ID multiple times due to having a hectic life and a toddler with disabilities. She said between going to school, working and taking care of her ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Lee Carroll Brooker, a 76-year-old disabled army veteran, says he was growing the marijuana in his Alabama back yard to alleviate his own health problemsThe US supreme court is poised on Friday to decide whether to take on the case of a 76-year-old disabled army veteran handed a sentence of life in [...]
Health and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
I had been trying for two years to gain specialist support, but it felt like the whole care system was brokenI don’t wonder how the accident could have been avoided, because I know. The way everything was at the time, I don’t see how any parent or carer could have avoided it other than by marchi[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
ocial Services Minister Christian Porter last night confirmed there had been a record decline in the $16 billion welfare drain. “For the first time in more than half a decade there are fewer than 800,000 Australians on the DSP,’’ he said.
General Social WorkDisabilities
3 weeks ago
he Turnbull government said it would "carefully consider" the 30 recommendations. When asked for an update on the Coalition's response, a spokeswoman for Social Services Minister Christian Porter gave a very similar response. "The government strongly ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
4 weeks ago
pending on the disability support pension will total $215.7bn over the decade. Social Services Minister Christian Porter said: “The very reason why the government has been pursuing reforms designed to slow down growth in welfare ­categories such as ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Leaked footage obtained by BBC allegedly shows incident during staff and resident party at Thanet Lodge in Margate A care worker was filmed dancing naked around a severely disabled young man at a residential care home in Kent, leaked footage allegedly shows.The mobile phone video, obtained by BBC So[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Thanks to my younger brother, our family home was a beautifully chaotic space filled with music, laughter and the smoke of burning 1970s camp beds. And I miss it, and him, with a pain that pierces my gut I wake in the early morning to the sound of the living room ceiling caving in. The weight of the[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingDisabilities
4 weeks ago
The sprint wheelchair athlete says new PIP disability benefit cuts that have removed her eligibility for a car may scupper her chances of qualifying for the GB team in RioCarly Tait, a sprint wheelchair racer, is four months away from trials to represent Great Britain at this summer’s Paralympics [...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Autistic people without a learning disability have a nine times higher than average premature mortality rate, with suicide a principal causeAs an autistic person, I am part of a group which has a significantly higher risk of suicide than the general population. This is what I discovered recently, wh[...]
Charities and VolunteerismDisabilities
4 weeks ago
One might be forgiven for thinking that equality was about impoverished female tennis stars or how few job offers Helen Mirren gets these days. So I shouldn’t be surprised at the furore over the appointment as chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission of someone whose law firm has worked f[...]
Disabilities
4 weeks ago
Exhibition demands right ‘to live with dignity and without fear of harassment’Disabled artist “Mow”, 32, has literally taken the shirt off her back for her latest work: a laundry-cum-mailbag made from her own clothes, with shopping receipts appliqued on the cloth.Not Lost is Mow’s satirica[...]
Disabilities
4 weeks ago
The investigation is in its initial stages." Allendale Association is a private, nonprofit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. It offers residential and day treatment ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
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23 weeks ago
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