Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January 2017

During Nazi Germany, disabled people were victimised and blamed for being useless and a burden on society, preventing the economic success of Nazi Germany. In 1933, the ‘Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring’ was introduced which saw the forced sterilisation of an estimated 360,000  disabled people including those with mental illness and physically disabled […]

'Creating Meaningful and Effective Short Breaks Through Direct Payments'

Date: 23rd March 2017, 9.30 to 15.45 Venue: Cardiff Metropolitan University   There are only 8 places left (and falling) for this event! If you want to attend, book by emailing Diane Sedgeley at Dsedgley@cardiffmet.ac.uk.   Aims of the day: To explore what a personal outcomes approach to short breaks looks like, in line with the Social […]

Workplace Pension Seminars 2017

The law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called auto enrolment. It applies to all employers including employers of personal assistants. Disability Rights UK with support from The Pensions Regulator has organised […]

Call for BBC Interviewees: Domiciliary Care

BBC Week In Week Out are looking for people to talk to and possibly interview who are currently trying to get domiciliary care, but are unable to do so. This could be for several reasons: they could be in hospital and ready to be discharged, but are unable to be sent home because a care […]

Discussing the DWP Green Paper

How does the Government treat disabled people on ESA? How do employers treat disabled people in work or looking for work? Come and tell us! This is one of the biggest opportunities in recent years for disabled people to influence how the UK Government supports disabled people to work. Disability Wales is running a series […]

Funding Should Be Ring-fenced To Protect Disabled People

Disability Wales is calling on Welsh Government to take extra steps to protect disabled people who receive the Wales Independent Living Grants. By not ring fencing the funding, disabled people risk losing vital support and access. The original UK-wide Independent Living Fund was closed in 2015, with responsibility being transferred to Welsh Government for determining […]

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