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Office for Disability Issues taking no action to halt closure of...

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said it was concerned about closures but failed to suggest any measures it was taking to address the concerns.

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.

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.

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.

Mental Health: Not just a place to live – From homelessness...

Helping the most marginalized people in society feel comfortable in a new and alien environment, where they were isolated from their peers, required a different approach that went beyond finding them a place to live.

Tens of thousands in debt to local councils over social care...

Nearly 1,200 people in just two years were taken to court for non-payment of these debts. More than 78,000 people have had debt management procedures started against them by their local authority over social care debts.

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.

The roadmap to defeat MS in Australia

The Roadmap proposes $30 million over ten years from the Medical Research Future Fund and $5 million from the Commonwealth Primary Health Network.

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.

DWP ‘has no record’ of whether it showed WCA death documents...

The suspicion will 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.

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