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Disabilities News

3 days ago
n a letter to the Learning Disability group, chief officer for social services, Neil Ayling said: “People have told us they valued the opportunity to attend a day opportunity placement, and to learn new skills, to meet people and make new friends ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
4 days ago
To move care from secure units to the community, local authorities, providers and families need to work togetherLast summer, 24-year-old Jo moved from a secure inpatient setting in the west of England to a flat not far from her parents in the south.Jo, who has a learning disability and behaviour reg[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Peers vote by 283 to 198 to send proposal back to Commons, in second welfare and work bill setback for government this weekThe government has been defeated in the Lords over plans to cut £30 a week from the benefits of sick and disabled people who have been found unfit to work.Peers voted by 2[...]
PovertyDisabilities
1 week ago
Plans to cap benefits for social housing tenants in line with private sector deferred for a year until review is completedHousing benefits cuts that would hit the most vulnerable people living in social housing will be deferred for a year until a review of the sector has been completed, the governme[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
Speaking on BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire show, Paul Rutherford says he’s “absolutely delighted” the Court of Appeal has ruled that the bedroom tax discriminates against his family. Mr Rutherford lives with his wife Sue and seriously disabled grandson Warren who needs overnight care in a specia[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Victim of domestic violence and grandparents of severely disabled teenager win challenges over lawfulness of policyThe bedroom tax has been declared unlawful by the appeal court due to its impact on vulnerable individuals, dealing a significant blow to the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Sm[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Disability rights campaigner Zara Todd has been fighting for disabled people to live in the mainstream since she was 11 years oldZara Todd recalls two incidents from her schooldays that prompted her at an early age to campaign for the rights of children and young people with disabilities. In one ins[...]
Children and ParentingEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
A government consultation aims to cut welfare further by arguing that some people claiming disability benefits aren’t actually disabledThe Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) knows a good day to bury bad news. Veiled under the New Year holiday – in a consultation set to close next week – th[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Charities hail major victory as it emerges that those who spend more than 35 hours a week caring will be exempt from the capThe government has finally abandoned its controversial policy of imposing benefit cap penalties on full-time carers for adult relatives, two months after a court found it unlaw[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justic
1 week ago
Five-year-old Sophie is one of many disabled, ill and non-disabled children who have learned to dance at the Flamingo Chicks schoolUntil Sophie, five, started dance classes, she had never been on a play date. Sophie, who has sensory difficulties and is on the autism spectrum, began weekly inclusive [...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
Jane Martinson (Diversity woes not just black and white, 25 January) mentioned in passing the paucity of disabled talent in the media. But there is an additional factor that justifiably annoys disabled actors who face similar but different exclusion and prejudice to those experienced by actors from [...]
Minorities and ImmigrationDisabilities
1 week ago
Cross-party group of MPs calls for access to elected office scheme to be revived after it was put on hold following general electionMPs from across the political spectrum have called on the government to reinstate a fund to help disabled people stand for elected office before May’s local and regio[...]
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
n Tuesday the Welfare and Social Services Ministry announced that as part of its 2016 budget it would allocate an additional NIS 100 million to assist people with autism, from NIS 180 million to NIS 280 million. In addition, the ministry said it will ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Researchers and clinicians in the field alarmed by agency’s recommendation to clinicians that there is not enough science to promote universal screening
When her son was two, Edie Weber recorded him incessantly stacking VHS tapes, flapping his arms and having staring episodes, just to prove to [...]
Children and ParentingDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Disabled athletes fight the able-bodied in a new film that provides an outlet for five determined wrestlers to escape the prejudice they face in everyday lifeIt sounds like amateur wrestling’s ultimate mismatch: an 80 kg woman astride a man half her size whose counterattack is utterly futile. But [...]
Disabilities
3 weeks ago
Parents had raised concerns that their daughter’s friendly and trusting nature made her vulnerable to being taken advantage of sexuallyAn intellectually disabled woman will not be forcibly sterilised despite her parents’ fears she could become pregnant.The Victorian civil and administrative trib[...]
Children and ParentingDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
You report (Cut drinking to pint a day, men warned, 8 January) new lower recommendations for safe alcohol consumption by men – 14 units a week, or safer still, none at all. This follows recent debate on whether to limit sugar intakes to 10% of calories, or 5%, or 3%, or less. And before that, whet[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
he courts are an integral part of the state's safety net for children, the elderly, and individuals with mental illness and intellectual disability, and it is not fair to impose the expense of those social service functions on decedents' estates under the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingGerontologyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
olunteers should have experience in environmental education, psychology, social work, occupational therapy or the arts; or have worked with people with disabilities, youth, elders or animals. A training program will be offered with support from staff.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationMental HealthDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Shadow disability minister Debbie Abrahams is angry at the effects of welfare reform and says Labour’s new roadshows will consult people on how to create a more humane systemLabour’s disability roadshow is about to hit the road again, just three years after the last one. After more than five yea[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
That’s why I’m lobbying against the proposed 30% cut in disability benefits for those deemed able to work - more employment, not further sanction is neededThe new welfare reform and work bill will be very damaging for disabled people. From April next year, new claimants of employment and support[...]
Housing and PovertyDisabilities
4 weeks ago
ontact Sens. Toomey and Casey to vote in favor of this bill. Finally, the various social service agencies set up for those living with autism need to be better coordinated with public health and safety providers, perhaps through the establishment of an ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
4 weeks ago
ike Alzheimer's disease, autism can be a costly, complex diagnosis that affects families struggling to provide care and navigate insurance, social services and other systems. Autism, which has large and sometimes competing advocacy groups, is increasingly ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Since the government introduced fees for employment tribunals, together with legal aid cuts, disabled people have increasingly been unable to have their cases heardThe abuse started for Helen Adams (not her real name), a senior administrator at a major UK charity, after her boss watched her get out [...]
Charities and VolunteerismGerontologyDisabilitiesCriminal Jus
4 weeks ago
arook attended a holiday party at the social services center which provides services for autistic children and mentally disabled adults. According to Bowdich, there is no evidence to suggest that the attack stemmed from a workplace dispute. He noted that ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
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10 weeks ago
        November 25, 2015 NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Respite: Care for Caregivers, emphasizes that respite is essential to family caregiver well-being. Social workers play an integral role in helping family caregivers to a[...]
 

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25 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[...]
 
309 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[...]