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

Shock over death of disabled woman abandoned without care

User-led organisations have reacted with shock and dismay to the "scandalous" failings of a council and care agencies that led to a disabled, terminally-ill woman being abandoned without any personal care just a few days before she died.

Disabled people need ‘equal and fair’ hate crime laws, MPs are...

Disabled people will only be protected from online abuse when they have “equal and fair” hate crime laws, a leading disabled campaigner has told MPs.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Backing for national demo on SEND cuts

The government was making “brutal cuts” to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding. The cuts would have a “significant adverse effect” on the education and job prospects of disabled children.

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.

The power of social media for disabled people

Examples of the power of social media for disabled people creating powerful social change.

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.

Journalists’ guide to mental health reporting to get new chapter on...

International news concerning disability and mental health from PR NewsWire.

Commission of disabled people sets council on path to true co-production

The commission focuses on how to remove the barriers disabled people face in the London borough by embedding a culture of co-production within the council.

Disability, sex and relationships: stopping anxiety getting in the way of...

Some tips on managing anxiety when searching for a relationship as a person with disability.

Charity faces claims of abusive behaviour over care home closure meeting

There are now concerns that allowing just three months to find new accommodation means he and other residents could be forced into homes for older people.

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