UK

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

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.

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.

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).