Maximus will face nationwide protests on first day as ‘fitness for work’ provider

The controversial new provider of the government’s “fitness for work” test will be greeted with protests in more than 25 towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales as it starts to deliver assessments for the first time. The day of action will take place outside assessment centres on Monday (2 March) and is being […]


‘Charter for change’ aims to reverse fall in sporting activity

A new “charter for change” that aims to boost the number of disabled people taking part in sport and physical activity has been launched at the House of Commons. The Charter for Change was launched by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), after figures released in January showed a sharp fall in participation by […]


Inquiry finds hundreds died ‘non-natural’ deaths following detention

Disabled activists have backed the findings of a major inquiry that concluded that serious flaws within the mental health and criminal justice systems were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of service-users in detention. They spoke out after the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its report into the “non-natural” deaths of 367 people […]


Welsh Government News: £14m package to support implementation of major changes to Wales’ social services

A £14m package of support will be made available to help local government implement major reforms to Wales’ social care system, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford announced today (Friday 27th February).   The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 will transform the way social services are delivered, promoting people’s independence to give […]


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