A pioneering project to set up a user-controlled cooperative should boost the number of disabled people in Wales who use direct payments to fund their own support.
Plaid Cymru and the Green party – and a key figure in the SNP – have backed a call from disabled campaigners and carers for an “emergency ceasefire” on major parts of the government’s “fitness for work” regime.
Bydd Anabledd Cymru & Canolfan Cydweithredol Cymru yn dathlu lansiad swyddogol eu project heddiw am 12:00pm yn Adeilad y Pierhead, Bae Caerdydd gyda’r Athro Mark Drakeford AC, gweinidog iechyd a gwasanaethau cymdeithasol, ac Aled Roberts AC, noddwr y digwyddiad. Mae’r project wedi denu cefnogaeth o wledydd tramor a byddwn yn croesawu’r siaradwr gwadd Dr Adolf […]
Disability Wales and Wales Co-operative Centre are celebrating the official launch of their new project today at 12:00pm at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay and will be joined by Professor Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services, and Aled Roberts AM, sponsor of the event. Citizens Directed Co-operatives Cymru (CDCC) has attracted international support […]
Leading disabled figures have warned that the chancellor’s “ominous” failure to mention disability or social care in this week’s budget could be a sign that he plans to target disabled people’s support and services for fresh cuts.
More than 100 disabled people every week are losing their Motability vehicles after being assessed for the government’s new disability benefit, the charity has confirmed.
A new report has called for the “toxic” work capability assessment (WCA) to be scrapped and replaced with something that paints a more realistic picture of the barriers disabled people face in society. The Rethinking the Work Capability Assessment report, by academics at the Universities of Kent and Durham, argues that the next government should […]
It may seem that a lot of what you read in the media is not good news, but there is a wave of media channels that are interested in presenting a more balanced view of the world. People’s Health Trust wants to support that initiative by working with you to tell your stories of positive […]
The Department for Work and Pensions are considering the development of an online service for the Personal Independence Payment. As part of this process they would like to understand the level of support you as our partners currently provide to claimants or potential claimants. With this in mind could you please take a few minutes […]
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 18th March. A number of measures were announced that will affect DWP claimants, pensioners and staff. These include: A package of measures to better support people with mental health conditions. This includes early access to supported Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the […]