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Confidentiality concerns over DWP’s pledge to videotape PIP assessments

Concerns about confidentiality, particularly around how the videos would be stored, who would be allowed to access them and what DWP would be able to use them for.

Memorial and procession will highlight need for reform after brutal murder

Honouring Kamil: Disability and Migration is part of the Bristol Refugee Festival 2018 and will begin with the installation of a memorial to Kamil and other disabled asylum-seekers and refugees who have been failed by the system.

Protest planned over rail company’s ‘terrible step backwards’ on access

Disabled activists are preparing a protest action over a train operator’s plans to run mainline rail services that wheelchair-users will not be able to access.

Atos and Capita win PIP contract extension ‘because DWP is chained...

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was developing its own IT system that would allow it to “enable more providers to deliver PIP”.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Project Diamond’s flaws lead to boycott

The flaws in Project Diamond meant disabled people were “still likely to be denied access to work” and the ability to “change public perception in a positive way”.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: UN convention ‘must become part of UK...

We need solidarity from non-disabled people, unions, workplaces, friends and families and to say our rights are equal to yours, they are just as important, we are not some unworthy group of people.

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.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: ‘Discriminatory train firm should be stripped of...

A company that would treat disabled passengers with such contempt was not worth having as a franchise delivering public transport in this country.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: ‘Critically-flawed universal credit must be scrapped’

There is “a clear and direct link between universal credit and starvation”, with food bank referral rates more than double the national average in areas where there has been a full UC roll-out.

Watchdog forces 13 CCGs to back down over NHS institution threat

EHRC will examine the new policies to ensure they are lawful and adequately consider equality and human rights implications for their patients.

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