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Disabilities News

1 day ago
Motor neurone disease took my partner at 51 but a poster campaign means people across the country can learn from our experience
On 26 August 2009, life for my partner, Steve, and me changed forever when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). It began with difficulties moving a finger [...]
CharitiesHealth and CareDisabilities
1 day ago
Batjer, a graduate student in the School of Social Work, worked with 11 youth with ASD, between the ages of 16 and 25. Using Photovoice ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilities
1 day ago
, in response to social service provider, advocate, and disabled individuals' requests for more time to relocate. Mayor Hales on July 15 announced that homeless campers would be cleared from the Springwater Corridor, in response to urgent public safety ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyDisabilities
1 day ago
ospital acknowledged that Margaret is vociferous, passionate and a staunch advocate for her daughter. “In the social service realm she would be considered a challenging client,” the report said. “But the determined nature of this single mom belies ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
2 days ago
The barrister and campaigner has set up a charity to help young, working-class people get jobs in the legal professionSocial justice and diversity run right through Tunde Okewale’s career. From working-class kid on an east London council estate to multi-award-winning barrister at one of Britain’[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Families struggle to get decent care and support for relatives who come out of hospitals like Winterbourne ViewBen Davis, 20, was sectioned and admitted to an assessment and treatment unit (ATU) miles from his family home in south-west England. After eight months in the NHS-run unit in the south-ea[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
6 days ago
Removing patients from primary health care (Report, July 20) could breach the public sector equality duty, for some people with disabilities. We know many people resident in the community have difficulty initiating access to general practice if they have intellectual disabilities, and it is possible[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
Equality and Human Rights Commission says failure to protect rights of disabled people is badge of shameBritain’s equality watchdog has condemned failures to implement rights for people with disabilities as society’s “badge of shame”.Progress in promoting improvements by governments, busines[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
he accusations were brought to the attention of law enforcement in November. They were investigated by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Child Advocacy Center and the Dept. of Social Services Adult Protection Agency.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Scrapping the benefit in England has left vulnerable people housebound, but those in Wales and Scotland still enjoy greater helpRoss Everett, 52, had received the Independent Living Fund (ILF) for the last 25 years, allowing him to pay for help with everyday tasks such as washing, cleaning and cooki[...]
Health and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
A campaigner is battling against the dangerous poisons being sold to parents online that claim to treat the condition“Parents hold their child down – three of them holding them down – and give this stuff as an enema,” says Emma Dalmayne. “Many feed it to their children. They even put it in[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingDisabilities
2 weeks ago
The resignation of the care minister is the latest blow to the sector, cast off from the Department of Health and facing further cutsAmid all the political turmoil of recent days, the resignation of community and social care minister Alistair Burt passed almost unnoticed by the media. Opinions on th[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Outlook for care provision in England is bleak with cuts eating into resources despite rising need for support, says reportVulnerable older and disabled people face further widespread cuts to services in England after council chiefs said they will struggle to cope with a £1bn shortfall in social ca[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Our new recruitment agency, Purple, is determined to build employment links and make firms disability confidentOn Tuesday I rang the bell to open the London Stock Exchange and launch Purple, a not-for-profit organisation, determined to tackle the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled peop[...]
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
ost recently, he was an employee of Touch of Kindness, a social service agency that subcontracts with the state to provide care for people with disabilities. Johnson was paid to care for his younger brother at their home, owner Jeppi Carnegie told reporters.
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
hat same Commonwealth Fund Report calls attention to another study relevant to healthcare comparisons involving the U.S. Bradley and Taylor’s 2013 study found that we spend less on social services such as disability benefits, food security, employment ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
• The need for more accessible homes
• A call for Labour to back Jeremy CorbynThe need for more accessible homes across the UK has never been more acute. Despite 11.6 million disabled people in Britain, and a rapidly ageing demographic, only 6% of homes provide even basic accessibility fea[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
elping him shower was a challenge, so his hair often grew matted and sweaty. Finally, Mdm Halimah’s daughter, who worked in the social service sector, found help from AWWA Personal Care Service (Disability), with the donation of an adjustable bed ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The new head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission plans to raise the organisation’s profile and make it a spirited defender of human rightsDavid Isaac, 58, nurtures detailed, long-term plans to transform Britain into a fairer and more equal country. Its Brexit quarrel, he fears, could rever[...]
Disabilities
3 weeks ago
Read about the judges for this year’s awards Enter now Read more about judging criteria and eligibility See this year’s timeline and frequently asked questionsAs well as her acting and business careers, Jane has worked in the voluntary sector for many years and is president of Arthritis Care, [...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
At an international conference, disabled activists were dragged violently away from the stage where a minister was speaking. But their voices were heardThe space between a social worker and the people they work with is filled with emotions, often tears. It is a space where people experience safety a[...]
PolicyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Study says the 700,000 people in UK living with autism should be guaranteed awareness in the health serviceThe NHS should train medical professionals to support people with autism so that patients do not feel they get inadequate treatment, an inquiry has found.The Westminster commission on autism ca[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
term care facilities support our state’s elderly, sick and disabled — including many Missouri veterans who have served and sacrificed for our safety.
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General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
4 weeks ago
Avon and Somerset police investigate allegation about welfare of residents at Mendip House, part of Somerset CourtPolice have launched an investigation following allegations concerning the welfare of vulnerable residents at a leading specialist centre for people with autism in Somerset.The National [...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
4 weeks ago
Daniel Smith, an autistic man, was charged with assault by police after an alleged attack on him. His is not an isolated caseIt was clear something was very seriously wrong when Daniel Smith arrived at his father Owen’s house in the early hours of the morning on 18 October last year visibly bruise[...]
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2 weeks ago
The final week of Pride Month included an event at the White House, the naming of a new National Monument, a sea-change of policy at the Department of Defense. On Monday, June 27, 2016, the White House convened a White House Forum on the LGBT and Disability Issues.   Maria Town, Associate Director[...]
 

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35 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[...]
 
50 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[...]
 
334 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[...]