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Research shows impact of ILF closure on London councils

More than 250 disabled Londoners with high support needs have lost some of their support since ILF’s closure.

Watchdog’s barrister calls for legal right to independent living

The barrister was asked by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) last year to examine if there needed to be a right to independent living in law for disabled people, because of concerns that their right to choice and control over their lives was being “eroded”.

Minister lauds £600,000 for rail access after separate £47M cuts

Seven “innovative, high-tech schemes” to improve access to rail travel for disabled passengers would share the £600,000 funding.

Three charts on: why rates of mental illness aren’t going down...

Research shows there is unfairness in how Australia’s mental health care is delivered. Improving mental health will depend at least in part on fairer distribution.

Campaigner defeats third government department on accessible information

The judiciary is not bound by the Equality Act and it is extremely difficult to get respondents and defendants and specifically the legal profession to correspond in an accessible format.

DWP’s ‘fitness for work’ reviewer handed CBE after refusing to speak...

Concerns have continued to mount that DWP and its ministers took deliberate steps to cover up evidence of the fatal impact of the assessment on sick and disabled people.

People experiencing suicidal thoughts need the compassionate ear of a caring...

A genuinely caring response from a person might be sufficient for the person who is having suicidal thoughts to reconsider.

Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

This Amazonian sacred plant has the potential to be used safely and effectively to treat even the hardest to treat depression.

Why is suicide on the rise in the US – but...

The number of suicides per 100,000 individuals has been rising for several years. The problem is particularly pronounced for Americans between the ages of 45 and 54.

One story, two languages: sign and spoken language share the theatre...

Award-winning theatre company Equal Voices Arts has developed two original shows performed in both NZSL and New Zealand English (NZE) to enable both Deaf and hearing audiences to share the experience.