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Disabilities News

8 hours ago
The governments work capability assessment (WCA) presumes that there are too many people on disability benefits because disabled people are too lazy or too comfortable living on benefits to work. It is founded in the idea that disabled people need to be harassed and hounded out of a comfortable life[...]
Housing and PovertyEducationDisabilities
3 days ago
Three-quarters of people with mobility problems are unsuitably housed, with five million now needing disabled-friendly homesDisabled people are experiencing a hidden housing crisis, says a new report suggesting that many are having to wash in their kitchens and sleep in their living rooms because th[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyDisabilities
5 days ago
Mandatory reconsideration of fit-for-work appeals can pitch claimants into a Kafka-esque maze, leaving them penniless and hungry, an MPs report notesTucked away in this week's work and pensions select committee report on employment-related disability benefits is a section on an innocuous-sounding po[...]
PovertyHousing and PovertyDisabilities
1 week ago
Select committee finds that eligibility tests for benefits are inaccurate and system fails to help claimants back into workThe government's controversial system for assessing whether hundreds of thousands of benefit claimants with a disability or long term illness are "fit for work" is so [...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
Earlier this month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) took action by filing a lawsuit against Wal-Mart for allegations that the supermarket chain unjustly fired an employee with an intellectual disability who worked at the Rochford ...
News via Google News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
he Department for Persons with Disabilities (DPD) provides residential, vocational, spiritual, and social services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. This council has been running the event in Jefferson for more ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
President of People With Disability Australia disputes KPMG review finding that design of full scheme 'lacks clarity'A leading disability advocate says there is nothing in a KPMG review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme that would justify a delay in its rollout.
The report, released l[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
"We want the details of this case to be made public so that people can see the way social services have treated us," the grandfather said. "They have basically acted like we're thick and incapable. A lot of able-bodied people don't understand what it is to be ...
Kent Online via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
1 week ago
The assisted dying bill, introduced by former Labour cabinet minister Lord Falconer, gets its first significant debate in the House of Lords
5.50pm BST Rowena Mason's story after the Lords vote is here
5.46pm BST Now it's the turn of John Stevens, former commissioner of the Met police, who[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGerontologyMental HealthGovernment PolicyDisabilitiesCriminal J
1 week ago
Follow live updates as the assisted dying bill, introduced by former Labour cabinet minister Lord Falconer, gets its first significant debate in the House of Lords
5.50pm BST We're taking a break in proceedings in these live updates now. The debate is set to continue for another hour or more, wi[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGerontologyMental HealthGovernment PolicyDisabilitiesCriminal J
1 week ago
Follow live updates as the assisted dying bill, introduced by former Labour cabinet minister Lord Falconer, gets its first significant debate in the House of Lords
11.01am BST Lord Norman Tebbit, the Tory former cabinet minister, says he worries such a bill would bring great pressure on the old,[...]
Health and CareGerontologyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
I am deeply worried to see the change in public opinion in favour of Lord Falconer's bill for assisted dying (Report, 14 July). If I had not had the privilege to be the sister of Baroness Jane Campbell, who has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) and was never expected to live beyond early childhood, I wo[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
PNC social work students are encouraged to take on internships to have hands-on professional experience. Depending on their individual interests, students may work with the elderly, children, families, persons with disabilities, the homeless or those facing ...
Post-Tribune via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
The passage of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities) Bill, 2014 (Short Title), will rank amongst the “most noblest of acts” of Parliament and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Minister of Social Services and Community ...
NASSAU, The Bahamas via Live.com News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
Lib Dem leader says party no longer supports policy in its present form in intensification of Tory 'differentiation strategy'Nick Clegg moved to distance the Liberal Democrats from one of the coalition's most controversial policies when the party announced that it no longer supported the "bedro[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyDisabilities
1 week ago
I escaped residential care more than 30 years ago but the imminent closure of the Independent Living Fund means disabled people risk losing their freedom as they are forced back
I was 25 when I broke my neck. I completed my rehabilitation and ended up living with friends. But the arrangement b[...]
Health and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
While NGOs have been tirelessly working to assist the people in the South suffering from the barrage of rocket fire, the Social Services and Welfare Ministry has also launched numerous initiatives to help the underprivileged and disabled populations.
Jerusalem Post via Google News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Social Services Director Brad Vold and Social Services Supervisor Paul Bukovich, outlined for the Morrison County Commissioners the services and support available to disabled persons. So far in 2014, the requests for some of the services have increased ...
Morrison County Record via Google News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
onnie West, who supervised the deceased boy's education plans, told the Sun that Damaud was under a "do not resuscitate" order authorized by social services officials. The boy could have died if his tube became clogged and was not quickly changed ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
time staff and seasonal employees, as well as 90 individuals from 32 local public safety and social services agencies, attended Michigan Autism Safety training at the zoo. Rulison said that ...
Continued... In addition to the visual guide, all full via Live.com News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Simon Stevens says giving patients financial control will force health and social care systems to provide better servicesBillions of pounds of health service and town hall budgets are to be handed over to the most vulnerable patients to purchase health and social care services in the community, in a[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyMental HealthGovernment PolicyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Almost 20% of the UK population still lack basic internet skills, but there's a tremendous opportunity to empower people, transform lives and support vulnerable groupsIt's easy to forget that 9.5 million people nearly 20% of the UK population lack the basic online skills needed to send and receive[...]
Housing and PovertyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
n addition to the housing sector, these partnerships stretch across sectors to bring in expertise and assistance from across education, health care, social services, foundations, nonprofits, private industry, and, of course, the public sector.
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
EACH President Mario Carey commended Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin who introduced the Persons with Disabilities Opportunity Act and said it could not have come at a more opportune time. “The closing of the REACH office hit us really hard ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
In response, the Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has said that the ''real issue'' with the DSP is that it has been a ''set and forget payment'' and that some people on it may be able to do some work. The McClure review's discussion paper, released on ...
Sydney Morning Herald via Google News 
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230 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[...]