Disability rights under attack: Rights ‘have regressed’ in last five years, says watchdog

Disabled people’s rights have gone backwards over the last five years, according to a major review of equality and human rights in Britain. Following its five-yearly review of progress on social justice, the equality watchdog called on the government to pay “urgent attention” to areas where disabled people’s rights have regressed. The Equality and Human […]

MPs ‘have missed the real flaws of Work Choice’

A disabled researcher and campaigner has criticised a new report by a cross-party committee of MPs for failing to acknowledge fully the “perverse contradiction” at the heart of the government’s specialist employment programme. Catherine Hale, who wrote a well-received review on the failure of the employment and support allowance (ESA) system to increase the number of disabled […]

Cameron challenged twice in a minute over disability rights

The prime minister has had to defend his record on disability rights twice in a minute, after being questioned about both a UN inquiry and the death of a north London man failed by the discredited work capability assessment. David Cameron was first asked by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, in the weekly prime minister’s questions, […]

Doors open on a brand new performance training course in West Wales

This month, 8 talented learning disabled performers from across West Wales have begun a new journey into the arts. These are the students of the newest Hijinx Academy who are enrolling to train professionally in performance skills on a pioneering course run by Welsh theatre company Hijinx.   Students of the new Academy in Carmarthen, […]

ERS Cymru Press Release – Response to Draft Wales Bill

  Warm welcome for new election powers Devolution of the voting age, voting system and size of the National Assembly amongst measures welcomed by the Electoral Reform Society Electoral Reform Society Cymru have responded to the release of the draft Wales bill today (October 20th 2015). The draft bill provides for the devolution of power […]

Press release: Older people and austerity comes under the spotlight at the Pierhead

“Government policies must value older people’s contribution to building supportive communities,” say charity chiefs The role of the third sector in supporting older people to play an active part in local communities is being discussed at the Pierhead today. Age Alliance Wales is bringing older people from across Wales to Cardiff Bay to discuss how […]

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