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Disabilities News

1 day ago
The leak of emails outlining further Tory welfare cut options shows just how fragile the party’s popularity is over social security reforms
The potential Conservative welfare cuts set out in the leaked Whitehall documents demonstrate the huge risks awaiting any administration that seeks, as the[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
1 day ago
Tories dismiss proposed changes seen by BBC that include restricting child benefit to first two children and taxing disability benefits
A range of welfare benefits are potentially facing the axe or severe restrictions by the Conservatives after the general election, according to emails seen by th[...]
Children and ParentingDisabilities
1 day ago
It’s been a hard five years for disabled people under the coalition. I at least got the chance to quiz the PM on this during Sky’s Battle For No 10Last night I was lucky enough to be chosen to put a question to David Cameron on C4 and Sky’s Battle for No 10.The audience gathered together a cou[...]
Disabilities
3 days ago
Government to ask Human Rights Commission for extra time to come up with a new system to determine fair pay for intellectually disabled workersThe Abbott government is likely to have to ask the Human Rights Commission for extra time to come up with a new system to determine fair wages for thousands [...]
Children and ParentingMinorities and ImmigrationDisabilities
3 days ago
My friend and colleague David Harker, who has died aged 64 of cancer, improved the lives of many people. After a varied early career, he joined the disability charity Sense in 1989 and helped transform it into the leading organisation in its field in the world. He went on to become chief executive o[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
3 days ago
We need an independent review to tell us it’s wrong to let sick and disabled people starve? Really?
I am not sure how we reached the point where we need an inquiry to establish that stopping a person’s benefits to the level that they can’t feed themselves or their children may be wrong. B[...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingMental HealthDisabilitiesWomens Issues
4 days ago
Almost half of all MPs’ offices have doors and corridors that won’t fit a wheelchair through and neither David Cameron’s office, nor that of disability minister Mark Harper is accessibleClamouring for the right to vote seems slightly out of sync with modern politics, like watching a suffragett[...]
Disabilities
4 days ago
Specially designed flats are using technology, from automatic blinds to piped-music wake-up calls, to help young adults with autism and learning disabilities to take control of their lives – dramatically cutting their support costsPerched on a sofa in his modern first-floor flat in south Mancheste[...]
HousingHealth and CareDisabilities
4 days ago
Following the Winterbourne View abuse scandal, there’s been a lot of well-intentioned talk but little actual progress in improving the care of vulnerable peopleBy the time Robin Kitt Callender died, she had endured eight weeks of intermittent vomiting and diarrhoea, and her weight had fallen to f[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
4 days ago
With the number of disabled fans attending gigs doubling, improving accessibility makes sense for venues and audiences
Disabled fans want to enjoy live music with their mates. They want the same experience as everyone else. So when we talk about “access”, what we actually mean is “inclusivi[...]
Disabilities
5 days ago
Recent MPs enquiry heard copious evidence of claimants being docked hundreds of pounds and pitched into financial crisis for often absurd reasonsThe coalition’s benefit sanctions regime, under which more than 1 million jobseekers had their unemployment benefits stopped last year, has spawned hundr[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
5 days ago
Introducing a new series on disability arts, producer Jo Verrent looks at some of the key issues affecting disabled artists and organisations in the sectorYou’d be forgiven for thinking that disabled artists had never had it so good. Unlimited – the commissioning and support programme for disabl[...]
PolicyEducationGerontologyDisabilities
6 days ago
Young composers and people with experience of depression and schizophrenia have joined together for a unique collaboration
Young composers and people with experience of mental illness are using the genre of classical song to de-stigmatise the issue. Related: How a project for disabled teenagers i[...]
HealthDisabilities
1 week ago
Applied behavior analysis, widely used in the US, aims to boost communication and social skills but some critics say it ‘denies kids the right to be who they are’Jack, a nine-year old boy in a bright blue shirt, runs into the kitchen for his after-school snack. In between bites of an apple, he j[...]
Children and ParentingEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
The Duchess of Cambridge visits Brookhill Children's Centre in Woolwich, south-east London, on Wednesday, where she meets families supported by the Home Start charity. The centre helps families struggling with issues such as disability, financial stress and bereavement. Kate, who is due to have her [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
1 week ago
The horrific experience of trying to claim benefits when I could no longer work led me to set up a social enterprise, but demand is outstripping our capacityDuring 30 years as a community worker and adult tutor, I provided support and guidance for people in need. But four years ago I found myself in[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Now, more than ever, we need a statement of disabled people’s right to a public presence – to counteract hate crime and negative benefit scrounger images.
Isn’t it time that the contribution and achievements of disabled people gained a public presence through some kind of visual symbol? [...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Do you know of any statues around the world that celebrate the achievements of disabled people? Share your photos via GuardianWitness
Isn’t it time that the contribution and achievements of disabled people gained a public presence through some kind of visual symbol? After all the razzmatazz of [...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
Social services leaders warn funding gap of up to £7bn a year is likely to leave vulnerable people paying for their own support by end of next parliament Most elderly and disabled people with care needs face paying for their own support by the end of the next parliament unless the next government c[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
Too many urban spaces are daunting to older people. But Lyon and Manchester show that they needn’t beStand at the traffic lights on a major street in any city. Now, when the green man invites you, try to cross the road. Unless you have the acceleration of an Olympic sprinter, the chances are that [...]
Health and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
will defray the cost of purchasing and retrofitting 33 new vans or buses. The operators are expected to work together to ...
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General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
More than three quarters of students and graduates with a disability feel they will be discriminated against by employers, a survey shows
More than three quarters of students and graduates with a disability feel they will be discriminated against by potential employers and are reluctant to be ope[...]
EducationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
he answers are complex, honest and sad. There are laws and social services in place that should protect children and provide assistance to parents, but the stigma leveled at unwed mothers and children with disabilities sometimes proves a challenge to ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Speaking at Motor Neurone Disease Association reception, author calls for better government support of people with degenerative illnesses The first wife of Stephen Hawking has said the government needs a big overhaul of its policy towards disabled people and has also called for a stronger tax policy[...]
WomenHealthHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Like so many liberals, I have started to self-censor to avoid the wrath of my politically purist friendsI am a “lefty”. I have voted Labour all my life. I believe in the abolition of public schools and the inviolability of the NHS, and that the renewal of Trident is a vanity project. I believe t[...]
EducationHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationGovernment PolicyDisabilitiesWomens Issues
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14 weeks 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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20 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[...]
 
26 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[...]
 
265 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[...]