UK

Covering the latest disability news and discussion in the UK or affecting people living in the UK.

DWP sanctions claimants ‘by any means necessary’

There's a very faceless and cold side to the DWP especially since UC has come in. It feels like it has been rigged to save money, not to help people.

WOW Campaign is back, and pushing for a second House of...

Disabled campaigners are relaunching the WOW Campaign in a bid to secure a debate in the House of Commons on the need for the government to assess the financial damage caused to disabled people through its cuts and reforms.

Access to Elected Office Fund sparks call for ministerial meeting

The government broke its promise to publish the long-awaited review of a fund that supported deaf and disabled people with the extra costs of standing for election.

ESA sanctions are counter-productive and dangerous

Although sanctioning non-disabled unemployed people does push them into work sooner, those jobs are of lower quality and there are a whole lot of damaging effects on health, family relationships, debt and so on.

Disabled people face hidden crisis in accessible housing

More than 350,000 disabled people in England have unmet housing needs, with one-third of those in rented accommodation living in unsuitable properties.

Video catches McVey’s misleading claims about disability job stats

It is only under the “work-limiting disabled” definition that the number of disabled people in employment rose, from 2,839,000 to 2,885,000.

Report: Boards of biggest companies should appoint disability champions

Becoming “disability inclusive” as an employer opens up organisations to “a wider talent pool, different ways of doing things and a far broader customer base”. Employers should also promote disability issues to their suppliers, networks and audiences

New memorial fund will empower disabled women

The Eleanor and Sophie Memorial Fund will provide financial support for disabled women to attend events such as conferences and concerts – both mainstream and disability-related – that they would not otherwise be able to afford to attend.

A year on from new taxi discrimination laws and not a...

The figures show that not one taxi-driver out of more than 30,000 so far covered by the new legislation has appeared in court, despite widespread reports of discrimination.

EHRC appoints eight disabled people to advisory committee

The new appointments mean that all 14 members of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) disability advisory committee (DAC) will be disabled people.