Crabb hints at lengthy delays to manifesto pledge on disability jobs gap

The new work and pensions secretary has suggested the government’s pledge to halve the disability employment gap will face lengthy delays, after he said he wanted to spend a “few years” testing how to achieve the target. Stephen Crabb, who was appointed after the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith in March, was giving evidence for […]

Crabb’s mixed signals on fresh disability benefit cuts

The new work and pensions secretary has sent out mixed signals on whether he wants to make further cuts to spending on disability benefits. Stephen Crabb, who was appointed after the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith in March, was giving evidence for the first time to the Commons work and pensions select committee yesterday (11 […]

Jailed conman who targeted disabled people ‘defrauded hundreds’

Hundreds of disabled people are believed to have fallen victim to a “manipulative” fraudster who posed as a lawyer to steal money they were owed from discrimination cases, and then launched legal actions against them if they complained. Karl Lindon was jailed for three years after being found guilty by a jury at Guildford Crown […]

assist-Mi® App for access on the go

assist-Mi® is a revolutionary app that offers comprehensive assistance to disabled users on the go, empowering them to greater independence when accessing everyday goods and services. Using a unique combination of location based technologies and two-way messaging, assist-Mi removes traditional barriers by connecting the user directly with service providers to request real-time assistance at the […]

Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru trade accusations in assembly standoff

Parties accuse each other of arrogance as impasse over who will be first minister leaves assembly in limbo. Welsh Labour and the nationalists Plaid Cymru have accused each other of arrogance following an extraordinary impasse over who will be the country’s next first minister. Labour won 29 of the 60 seats at last week’s assembly […]

Building Livelihoods poverty project a success, charity says

A new approach to combating poverty which has been piloted across Wales is effective and saves money from the public purse, Oxfam Cymru has said. The charity has called on the new Welsh Government to learn from the outcomes of its nine projects across Wales. Building Livelihoods tackles the nearly one in four households in […]

What will it take to pay the Living Wage in Wales? – Project

More than a quarter of all employees in Wales are paid less than the Living Wage – the minimum hourly rate needed to afford a decent standard of living. The increase in the statutory minimum wage for over-25 year olds in April 2016 is welcome, but falls short of the sum needed to afford the […]

Newydd phenodi’n Gomisiynydd i Gymru y CCHD

Neges gan Kate Bennett: June Milligan wedi ei phenodi’n Gomisiynydd i Gymru y CCHD   Annwyl Gyfeillion,   Rwy’n falch dros ben i gyhoeddi bod June Milligan wedi ei phenodi fel ein Comisiynydd newydd i Gymru.   Mae gan June brofiad helaeth o amddiffyn cydraddoldeb a hawliau dynol yng Nghymru. Bydd ei gwybodaeth o Gymru […]

New EHRC Commissioner for Wales

Message from Kate Bennett: June Milligan appointed EHRC Commissioner for Wales   I’m thrilled to announce that June Milligan has been appointed as our new Commissioner for Wales.   June has a strong track record as a champion for equality and human rights in Wales.  Her knowledge of Wales and determination to change people’s lives […]

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