Invisible disabilities:: Something like 96% of disabilities are not physical and yet there is little understanding of what a non‑visible disability is and how to support someone who has one.
Nearly 1,200 people in just two years were taken to court for non-payment of these debts. More than 78,000 people have had debt management procedures started against them by their local authority over social care debts.
Honouring Kamil: Disability and Migration is part of the Bristol Refugee Festival 2018 and will begin with the installation of a memorial to Kamil and other disabled asylum-seekers and refugees who have been failed by the system.
Disabled activists are preparing a protest action over a train operator’s plans to run mainline rail services that wheelchair-users will not be able to access.
The flaws in Project Diamond meant disabled people were “still likely to be denied access to work” and the ability to “change public perception in a positive way”.
We need solidarity from non-disabled people, unions, workplaces, friends and families and to say our rights are equal to yours, they are just as important, we are not some unworthy group of people.
A company that would treat disabled passengers with such contempt was not worth having as a franchise delivering public transport in this country.
EHRC will examine the new policies to ensure they are lawful and adequately consider equality and human rights implications for their patients.
From July, TransPennine Express (TPE) is to introduce two extra trains, each with four carriages, all of which will be inaccessible to wheelchair-users.
We see disabled people being treated with suspicion, disrespect, being denied basic rights and even being driven to suicide.