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16 hours ago
H
ICKORY, N.C. — Catawba County residents are being asked to make a donation to the Grace McLeod Fund, which will make life easier for low-income elderly or disabled people served by Adult Services Programs of Catawba County Social Services. Items purchased through the fund are ... Rodney Franklin,[...]
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16 hours ago
HICKORY, N.C. — Catawba County residents are being asked to make a donation to the Grace McLeod Fund, which will make life easier for low-income elderly or disabled people served by Adult Services Programs of Catawba County Social Services. Items purchased through the fund are ... Rodney Franklin,[...]
Hickory Daily Record via Google News 
General Social WorkGerontologyDisabilities
1 day ago
Barclays' Talking ATMs are an example of technology being used to increase accessibility, but more needs to be doneIt is increasingly impossible to live and participate in society without access to digital devices. As someone who is passionate about technology, I'm worried that not enough is being d[...]
Disabilities
1 day ago
The government absolves itself of guilt for the crisis its policies have produced by blaming disabled and poor people for their own difficultiesI was struck looking at The Mirror's now famous crying, hungry child front page, not only by the poignancy of the image, but its contrast to another headlin[...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyDisabilities
3 days ago
o it put me in my place pretty quick.” Adam Sweeney, 34, who has a master’s degree in social work from Youngstown State University, said there was only one thing missing after his accident. “I accepted my life right away. I decided that I was still ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
4 days ago
nfortunately, this is the case in Turkey. Instead of emphasizing how a person with disability problems can be actively involved in the work sector, the state gives them social services like a monthly payment without contributing to society, making them ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
South Warwickshire CCG presents 'tentative' proposal to public participation group, prompting criticism from health unionsPatients could be asked to pay for their own crutches, walking sticks and neck braces under proposals drawn up by an NHS organisation to introduce charges for services that are c[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
Social services for families with autistic children called into question following murder-suicide involving mother and son. The Robinson family is seeking answers to the circumstances that led to the deaths of Angie and her son Robert. — image credit:...
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1 week ago
Pioneering community care lawyer Nicola Mackintosh has been made an honorary QC after years of tirelessly defending the rights of vulnerable peopleThe rank of honorary Queen's counsel is a rare accolade which the lord chancellor bestows on just a handful of the most respected lawyers each year. It's[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Nick Martin, mayor of Swindon, quits after being ordered to apologise by standards watchdogA Conservative mayor who caused controversy by making derogatory remarks about disabled people has quit.Nick Martin, mayor of Swindon in Wiltshire, handed in his resignation after being ordered to apologise by[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
Councils reduce funding that give parents respite and their children some funThis Easter, children with disabilities are struggling to gain access to play services as funding for short breaks continues to be cut. Short breaks provide respite care for families and carers of children with disabilities[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Scout Association says new badges were needed to allow younger members to develop a wider range of skills.Scouts will be able to adorn their uniforms with new badges recognising their achievements in pursuits such as media relations and disability awareness along with traditional activities such as[...]
Children and ParentingDisabilities
1 week ago
Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has hinted disability pensioners could be forced to work part-time once a review into the welfare system is released. The review will seek ways to rein in welfare spending as part of longer-term reform and will be...
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1 week ago
It’s not something which I expect we will be addressing immediately in the Budget,” Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews told the ABC last month. But he said the “perverse incentive for people to get onto the disability pension rather than the ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
She also worked with Ageing and Disability Services and involved in successful lobbying campaigns to the governments of Australia and New South Wales, and played an integral role in the development and ongoing work of Catholic Social Services...
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1 week ago
nd we see a significant increase in all sorts of social services, such as food stamps, Social Security disability insurance, kids signing up for free and reduced price meals.” Stanczykiewicz says, regardless of the reason, it’s great news to see more ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Disabled people are being failed in every way by employment and support allowance and the Work Programme. The Spartacus network's new report has an alternative visionEmployment and support allowance (ESA), the benefit that provides support if you are too ill or become so disabled that you cannot wor[...]
HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
We should look again at our welfare system and consider the idea of a citizen's or basic income - a minimum survival payment granted to everyone - in place of means-tested benefitsThe society our politicians are shaping is defined by the idea of "something for something". What would happen[...]
Housing and PovertyEducationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
rwin Siegel has been writing insurance for social service providers for more than 40 years ... segment came a couple years after our developmental disabilities and social services,” she says. ACE has served as the carrier on the program ...
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2 weeks ago
Demand for face-to-face evaluations for disability benefit has overwhelmed company contracted to carry them outMinisters have been forced to intervene and deploy civil servants to shore up a private company struggling to clear a backlog of medical assessments for payments to tens of thousands of ter[...]
Health and CareGerontologyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey (PLAN/NJ), the only non-profit social service agency of it's kind in New Jersey, announced recently that 2014 marks it's 25th anniversary of service to individuals with severe developmental disabilities and...
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General Social WorkDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The DH and Department for Education, which is responsible for children's social care, are yet to respond to the reviews into social work education by David Croisdale-Appleby and Martin Narey, published in February. However, the autism strategy update,...
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3 weeks ago
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Autism Awareness Day with a call to action - urging the international community to take part in fostering progress for those affected by autism "by supporting education programmes, employment opportunities and other measures that help realize[...]
EducationDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Commons work and pensions committee report says vulnerable people suffering due to welfare reformsSign up to the Society email briefingThe government's reforms are causing severe financial hardship and distress to vulnerable groups, including disabled people. Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs), w[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
f all adults with autism, 70% feel they are not receiving the help they need; 36% said they need help to wash and dress, but only 7% get this support from social services; and 53% say they want help to find work, but only 10% get the support to ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
3 weeks ago
he government's latest estimate shows that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have an autism spectrum disorder. That's a remarkable jump from just two years ago, when the figure was 1 in 88 and an even bigger jump from 2007, when it was just 1 in 150.
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216 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[...]