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Disabilities News

20 hours ago
From child protection to the Care Act, the best features, commentary and blogs we’ve published over the last yearOur most viewed piece this year, by a huge margin, was Ruth Neil’s piece on how child protection work affects social workers. With over 32,000 shares, it clearly hit on a big topic of[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
4 days ago
Care Quality Commission report into Calderstone’s NHS trust is sharp reminder why urgent action is neededThe report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that was announced yesterday paints a sickening picture of what was found within inpatient units for people with a learning disability run by Cal[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyDisabilities
4 days ago
Decision at EU’s court of justice in Luxembourg establishes precedent that could affect employment rights across EuropeObesity can in severe cases constitute a disability, a European Union court has ruled, establishing a precedent that could affect employment rights across the continent.But the de[...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
5 days ago
The supreme court has the power and the opportunity to right the wrong of homelessness. No one should be turned awayAs you read this piece, judges, lawyers and barristers in the supreme court are wrestling with a longstanding injustice that few people even know exists. Yet it is an injustice that co[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
5 days ago
Work was a daily struggle until I decided to seek medical treatment. Could classifying obesity as a disability help others find solutions to a problem that is manifestly physical?Morbidly obese people could be given disability status in the workplace if a ruling at the European court of justice (ECJ[...]
Health and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
5 days ago
ore than 450 health professionals attended workshops throughout 2014 with representatives coming from medicine, nursing, midwifery, dietetics, science, research, social work, disabilities, dentistry, aged care and private healthcare. Building Engagement ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
5 days ago
Until everyone understands the invisible impairments children have, I will fight on for them to be heardLike every parent of children with special educational needs, today’s announcement by the government of £31m extra special needs (SEN) funding for local authorities gives me hope that thin[...]
ChildrenEducationChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
6 days ago
The National Domestic Workers Alliance has made huge gains for the low paid, excluded from employment protections – and its vision could inspire othersSometimes it seems as if victories for progressive social change are so few and far between and that protections such as fair pay and workplace rig[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Department has carried out 60 internal reviews following deaths, and campaigners say those cases likely to be tip of the icebergThe Department for Work and Pensions has been urged by mental health and disability charities to publish its secret investigations into suicides that may have some link to [...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
1 week ago
Kiruna Stamell makes claim for disability discrimination as counter devices are out of her reachPost Office branches are being made more accessible to disabled people after an EastEnders actor with dwarfism sued the company for discrimination because she could not reach the chip-and-pin machines at [...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
ssistant Minister for Social Service, Senator Mitch Fifield, said the recipients had worked hard to break down barriers for people with disabilities. ‘‘From innovative education programs and inclusive sports for adults and children alike, to ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
From support systems to the Paralympic legacy, we round up the best comments from our webchat on the cuts, changes and threats to disability arts• Read the webchat in fullThis isn’t a minority issue
We do need to be joined up, yes, but not just disabled artists. This isn’t a minority issu[...]
PolicyMinorities and ImmigrationDisabilities
1 week ago
OCIAL Services Minister Kevin Andrews says the policy will achieve consistency and equity across the country. "This measure is not aimed at those who may never be able to work but rather people who can work with independent advice and the right support ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Mining conversations with the disabled and non-disabled dancers, Hetain Patel’s Let’s Talk About Dis tackles physical difference with wit, guile and confidenceThe highlight of Candoco’s latest dance premiere is the chat. Let’s Talk About Dis, a fantastically[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
ocial Services Minister Kevin Andrews has confirmed the changes would begin on January 1 in a bid to ensure “consistency and equity” in the approval process. The Herald Sun understands more than 2000 people a week are applying for the DSP with some ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
As a 92-year-old activist I’m appalled at the prospect of returning to 1930s levels of poverty. But together, we can winI have been an activist for 70 years. I’ve organised unions, rent strikes, antiwar marches and anti-fascist blockades, and gone on international solidarity visits to socialist [...]
PovertyHousing and PovertyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Unemployed, disabled and chronically ill people are going hungry – because a sadistic government is removing the money they need to eat“Hunger stalks this country” is the finding of a church-funded report by an all-party group of MPs and peers released today. Lady Jenkin, a Conservative, used [...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilitiesWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Judge rules that Mike Penning, former minister for disabled people, had not breached equality laws over ending support to live in the communityTwo severely disabled men who use a fund for people with disabilities to live and work in the community have lost in their attempt to overturn the government[...]
CharitiesDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
he Commonwealth's Department of Social Services confirmed the Seymour facility did change the disability ratings for several clients in 2012 but a later audit found no issues of concern. But Victoria's Department of Human Services told Fairfax Media it ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
A is the only state to continue offering such veto rights. Ms Rankine has appointed Flinders University Associate Professor Lorna Hallahan — who has a background in social work and disability advocacy — to conduct the review. “We want to ensure our ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
A former army nurse and a mother of three talk about how food banks have been the last line of support
• Tories seek to avert rift with Church of England in wake of food bank reportBarbara Tolley has been involved in the community all her life, working as an army nurse and volunteering for a [...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
ssistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield: "She used a combination of charm and humour to highlight patronising and negative attitudes that people with disability have put up with for too long." * ABC Q&A series producer Amanda Collinge ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
She was a very special person." Assistant Social Services Minister Mitch Fifield also honoured Young's work. "She used a combination of charm and humour to highlight patronising and negative attitudes that people with disability have put up with for too ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
he Daily Telegraph has obtained the figures since ­Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews ordered a review of every DSP recipient aged under 35 in July. Since the review, 16,547 people claiming the DSP have signed a ­participation plan, which ­includes ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
u Jingchen, program assistant at the Enable Disability Studies Institute in Beijing, which focuses on social work and legal support for people with disabilities, said: "Before we let them know 'how', we should help them and the public to realize that ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
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Latest Blog

1 week 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[...]
 

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6 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[...]
 
12 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[...]
 
251 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[...]