The Green party have included five key pledges around disability benefits and social care in their manifesto, as well as suggesting sweeping long-term plans to reform the welfare state.
The Conservative party has made it clear in its election manifesto that it plans to make further sweeping cuts to social security spending, and scrap the Human Rights Act.
RNIB Cymru’s Online Today team supports visually impaired people to get online and access digital services. They support people of all abilities to access new technologies like Kindles, Smartphones, Tablets (iPads/Android) and laptops. They help complete beginners and those who want to brush up on their skills. The team offer individual support that includes: An […]
Facilities for people who have a hearing or speech imapirment. Non-emergency text messaging service Dyfed Powys Police now has a non-emergency text service for people who have a hearing impairment or speech impairment. You do not have to register to use this service but it would help Dyfed Powys Police if you did provide them with your […]
The Welsh Government have developed the draft code of practice with stakeholders.
A Conservative election candidate has been caught out misleading disabled constituents about the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF). A transcript of an election hustings event in Merton, south-west London, has been published which shows that the Conservative candidate Paul Holmes misled voters when asked about the ILF. Holmes told the audience on 9 […]
The Conservative party is refusing to defend its record in government on disability issues, after declining invitations to take part in three national, disability-related election hustings. While the Tories’ coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats, have put up leading politicians to defend the government’s record in two of the hustings – and withdrew from the third […]
The prime minister has become the third senior Conservative figure in a week to refuse to say in front of television cameras whether his party plans to tax key disability benefits after the general election. David Cameron was asked by SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon in last night’s (2 April) leaders’ debate on ITV how his […]
Disabled people have asked the United Nations to investigate the government’s decision to shut down the Independent Living Fund (ILF).