Disabled people are experiencing “diminishing opportunities” for independent living under the coalition, according to a new report by one of the architects of the last government’s independent living strategy.
Tributes have been paid after the death of Caroline Gooding, an “inspired” campaigner and activist who “helped make Britain a more inclusive place”.
The chancellor is facing allegations of “astounding hypocrisy” after being pictured handing a disabled man the keys to a Motability car, despite being responsible for slashing spending on the disability benefit used to lease such vehicles.
A disabled activist is considering appealing after a court rejected his claim that a government consultation on plans to tighten eligibility for its new disability benefit was unfair and unlawful.
The latest report from the Welsh Government’s research programme to assess the impact of the welfare reforms in Wales has been published.
Disability Rights UK are working, together with the Low Income Tax Reform Group to run a half day event exploring the tax implications of employing a personal assistant to meet health or social needs.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has appointed Dr. Litchfield to carry out the fifth Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA),
The work and pensions secretary has admitted that the huge delays facing thousands of disabled people applying for the government’s new disability benefit are “unacceptable”.
The government is to launch a competition for students aimed at finding a cheap but effective way to introduce audio and visual information into every bus in the country.
A new user-led report aims to focus blame for the “national scandal” of the work capability assessment (WCA) away from the government contractor Atos Healthcare and towards the “culture of contempt” that lies at the heart of the test.