Thursday, September 19, 2019

UK

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

Motability row intensifies as bosses and minister give evidence

The Treasury and work and pensions select committees are holding a joint inquiry following political and media criticism of how the car scheme for disabled people is run.

Charities delivering work programme must not attack McVey

Disability charities that sign up to help deliver the government’s new Work and Health Programme must promise to “pay the utmost regard to the standing and reputation” of work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, official documents suggest.

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.

Call for national research as fears grow over loss of DPOs

Urgent need for research into the hidden issue of disabled people’s organisations across the country that are being forced to close because of funding problems.

Disability and employment: talking about your disability

Discussion on if, when and how much to divulge and discuss about your disability when seeking employment.

Revelations show DWP is ‘subverting justice’ at appeal tribunals

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) officers who attend benefit appeal tribunals are being asked by their bosses how many high-level awards to disabled people they have been able to prevent.

Government announces plans to bring in access laws for disabled tenants

The government has finally agreed to bring into force long-awaited laws that will impose a duty on landlords to allow disabled tenants to make access improvements to the hallways, staircases and entrances of residential properties.

Social care citizens’ assembly omits DPOs from panel of experts

DPOs have raised “deep concerns” about the way the Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care has been organised, and its failure to ensure that disabled people and their user-led organisations will have the chance to influence its conclusions.

Survey of disabled members finds discrimination within Labour party

Disabled party activists have become frustrated at the party’s continuing refusal to take seriously their concerns about widespread discrimination both among local constituency parties and the national Labour party.

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.

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