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How gardening can improve the mental health of refugees

After spending many years living in refugee camps, gardening can provide a safe space to establish identity, rebuild lives and attain happiness.

Low expectations are stopping young disabled people going to university

Young people’s educational expectations are highly dependent on those of their parents. Positive expectations could make all the difference.

Why do some people with autism have restricted interests and repetitive...

There is a large gap in our understanding of another cluster of behaviours that form part of an autism diagnosis: restrictive and repetitive behaviours and interests (RRBs).

Minister for disabled people caught misleading MPs on cuts to support

It was the second time in five months that Sarah Newton has misled MPs in a House of Commons debate about the support provided to disabled people.

Ground-breaking co-production report ‘creates blueprint for national change’

The council was putting into practice one of the key principles of the disabled people’s rights movement: Nothing About Us Without Us.

PIP announcement ‘shows replacing DLA was waste of time and money’

Need to ensure that PIP claimants receiving “the highest level of support get an award duration that is appropriate to the condition and needs arising.

Government’s social care funding failure is terrible news for disabled people

The government will not address the social care funding crisis until the end of next year, despite announcing billions of pounds a year extra for the NHS.

‘Fit for work’ assessor suspended for describing examination that did not...

As a result of her “misleading” report, Service User A was found fit for work by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and so ineligible for employment and support allowance (ESA).

DWP is failing ‘vulnerable’ claimants of universal credit, says watchdog

Links between DWP’s social security cuts and reforms and the deaths of disabled benefit claimants seen as vulnerable by the department should be looked into.

Landmark court ruling over leisure club’s inaccessible swimming pool

The case could help other disabled people in accommodation with leisure facilities that are managed by a management company or housing association.