Disability News: United Kingdom Document List

Publication List:

Transport for London Invisible Disability Badge for Those Less Able to Stand
Transport for London trial will see disabled passengers and those with hidden conditions, illnesses and injuries receive a badge to alert fellow passengers of their need for a seat on public transport - Published: 2016-09-05
IDS Resigns, But Is He Also Distancing Himself From the Horrors of Welfare Reform?
Welfare Minister arguably had become one of the biggest hindrances in the lives of most disabled people within the UK - Published: 2016-03-22
Paxman Scalp Cooling Manufacturer Wins Prestigious Award
UK scalp cooling manufacturer wins prestigious award in recognition of collaborative work with Huddersfield University - Published: 2016-03-03
5 Year Council Housing Waiting List for UK Disabled
Number of disabled people on council housing waiting lists in England has increased by over 17% over last five years - Published: 2015-12-24
UK Disability Assessments: Adverse Trends in Mental Health Link
Study shows the program of reassessing people on disability benefits may have had an adverse effect on the mental health of claimants - Published: 2015-11-16
Disabled Ramblers Suffolk Mobility Scooter Expedition
Disabled Ramblers are a charitable organization that co-ordinates over 30 countryside rambles per year, in various locations nationwide - Published: 2015-08-02
Hijinx Unity Festival Cardiff - Inclusive & Disability Arts from Europe & Africa
Information regarding 2015 Hijinx Unity Festival in Cardiff 1st to 5th July including event days and times - Published: 2015-06-19
The UK General Election 2015: What's in Store for Disability
Paul Dodenhoff writes on the upcoming general election in the UK and the parties stated approach to disability issues - Published: 2015-04-20
Atos to Maximus - Redefining Disability: Where Now for British Welfare Reform Protest Movement
Paul Dodenhoff writes on Maximus taking over from Atos Healthcare as UK provider of Fitness for Work Program and the Work Capability Assessment - Published: 2015-03-23
Scotland Votes 'No'. What Will this Mean for 'Disability' Within the UK
Paul Dodenhoff looks at the recent NO vote regarding Scotland and independence from the UK, and what it may mean for people with disabilities in Scotland - Published: 2014-09-24
Why a Yes Vote for Scottish Independence is Important for Disabled Scots
This article looks at what the Scottish independence vote really means for people with disabilities within Scotland - Published: 2014-09-16
Accessible Britain Challenge - EFDS Guide
Accessible Britain Challenge vision is for communities to become more inclusive and accessible by engaging and working with disabled people - Published: 2014-09-05
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in a Mountain Trike
A Kent man will climb Mount Kilimanjaro with the help of a Mountain Trike on the challenge of a lifetime to raise money for a cause close to their hearts - Published: 2014-07-28
The Catastrophe of Disability Welfare Within the UK
PhD student Paul Dodenhoff essay regarding the recent disastrous changes to the UK Disability Welfare system - Published: 2014-06-30
Disabled Motor-sport Marshal Achieves World Record on TGA Mobility Scooter
Steve completed his world record challenge following 24hrs driving a TGA Breeze S4 GT mobility scooter around a course at Goodwood - Published: 2014-05-20
EU Signs Treaty to Enable Access to Books for People with Vision Disability
The European Union signs Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind or low vision - Published: 2014-05-07
New European Standard on Accessibility Requirements for Procurement of ICT Products and Services
European Standardization Organizations announce publication of new European Standard on accessibility requirements for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) products and services - Published: 2014-03-08
Gothenburg Announced as Access City Award Winner 2014
European Day for People with Disabilities Commission announces Gothenburg as Access City Award Winner 2014 - Published: 2013-12-04
UK Benefit Cap Implementation
Benefit Cap will see benefits capped at average earned income after tax and National Insurance for working households of £500 a week for couple and single parent households - Published: 2012-12-27
UK Government Failure to Protect Disabled from Welfare Cuts
Report exposes how UK Government welfare cuts are hitting disabled people with many losing their Disability Living Allowance - Published: 2012-10-25
AtoS and the U.K. Disabled Protests Regarding Disability Benefit Assessments
Information and comments on the disability allowance cuts involving AtoS which carries out fit for work assessments for the UK government - Published: 2012-09-03
Police Fracture Wheelchair User's Shoulder During Peaceful Protest Outside DWP
Persons with disabilities protesting against UK government cuts physically attacked by police in demonstration outside Department for Work and Pensions - Published: 2012-09-02
Russian Federation Ratification of UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities
Russia joins list of countries that have ratified the Convention which recognizes the human rights of people with disabilities - Published: 2012-08-11
Hereward College and Neuromuscular Center (NMC) Midlands Partner up
Agreement that the Midlands Center will be based at Hereward College and the intention is for the center to be operational from August 2012 - Published: 2012-07-13
Wage Incentive to Employ Young Disabled People
New wage incentive scheme to encourage employers to give young disabled people further work opportunities - Published: 2012-06-07
Cold Weather Payments - Help for UK Pensioners on Low Income
As the Big Freeze continues UK pensioners who do not get Pension Credit could be missing out on Cold Weather Payments - Published: 2012-02-15
Cost of Disability in Spain May Reach 77.2% of Household Income
Recent study analyses relationship between disabilities and a precarious economic situation in Spain - Published: 2012-01-04
U.K. Cold Weather Payments - Information and Eligibility
Information rates and eligibility requirement for U.K Cold Weather Payments that provide help to Britains most vulnerable people - Published: 2011-12-15
High-Level Meeting on Disability: European Disability Forum
Leaders of the European Union institutions came together with European Disability Forum to discuss issues facing estimated 80 million Europeans with disabilities - Published: 2011-12-10
Winner of EU Award for Disabled Friendly Cities is Salzburg
The Austrian city Salzburg wins the Access City award 2012 the European prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities - Published: 2011-12-01
Access Cities Award Competition Advances to December Final
One of eight cities that beat the competition from around Europe is to be selected as Award Winner for the prestigious Access City Award 2012 - Published: 2011-11-15
More UK Families to be Paid Childcare Support
UK Government is removing minimum hours rule so all families receiving Universal Credit will be eligible for financial help - Published: 2011-10-08
City for All Access - UK City Award 2012
European Commission calls for entries from across Europe for City for All Access City Award 2012 - Published: 2011-09-14
Countering Criticism of Negative Attitudes Towards Women in Italy
Women are more integrated into society than ever before with a great range of life choices including child-care services economic support for those working from home and tax breaks - Published: 2011-07-18
U.K. Child Maintenance System to Change
Consultation on future of child maintenance by setting out radical changes to the system to make separated parents take full responsibility for their childrens ongoing financial support - Published: 2011-07-16
Free UK Road Atlas for Blue Badge Drivers
If you use the blue badge then you can get the Concise UK Road Atlas for Blue Badge Drivers for free - Published: 2011-07-06
Launch of the Access City Award 2012
Showcasing and rewarding cities who take exemplary steps to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in fundamental aspects of city living - Published: 2011-06-30
UK Government Response to Households Below Average Income Figures
Latest figures for the number and percentage of children pensioners and working age people in the UK living in relative and absolute poverty - Published: 2011-05-13
New Measure of UK Pensioner Poverty
The material deprivation indicator uses a set of goods services and experiences to capture low standards of living - Published: 2011-05-10
Welfare Reform Bill Concerns for U.K. Disabled Vehicle Users
Welfare Reform bill is causing widespread concerns among disabled individuals who currently depend on Disability Living Allowance - Published: 2011-03-23
Disabled Hardest Hit in UK Welfare Reform
Concerns over impact of reforms to vital benefits like Employment and Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance on disabled people and their families - Published: 2011-03-23
Cash for Families of Children with Disability - Scotland
The funding of short breaks is one of the key recommendations of the National Review of Services for Disabled Children - Published: 2011-03-01
Response to Government Welfare Reform Bill
Government needs to look again at the impact their proposed welfare reforms will have on people with cancer and their families - Published: 2011-02-19
UK Residents Have 2 Months to Boost Their Basic State Pension and Get Backdated Payments
Around 70000 people mainly women have two months left to boost their basic State Pension and get backdated payments - Published: 2011-02-09
Charities Say Sickness Benefit Assessment Reforms Will Cause Further Misery at Taxpayer's Expense
Charities are being overwhelmed by evidence showing the Assessment to be inaccurate - Published: 2011-01-26
People with Disabilities Rights Recognized Across The Eu
The international convention means that EU countries now have a legal obligation to respect the rights of people with disabilities - Published: 2011-01-21
UK Pensions Bill will Boost Retirement Savings for Millions
The UK Pensions Bill is the next step in helping millions save for their retirement in a workplace pension - Published: 2011-01-18
Cuts Will Slash Living Standards of 100,000 People with Disabilities in Norfolk by more than 30%
Disabled people and their families face a reduction in their living standards due to combined effects of government taxation and welfare changes - Published: 2011-01-10
EU: A Commitment to Disability Rights
European Unions ratification of the major international treaty on disability rights is a significant milestone - Published: 2011-01-03
Over 10 Million People to Live to 100 Years Old
More than ten million people in the UK today can expect to live to see their 100th birthday - Published: 2011-01-02
UK Back to Work Program will be Built on Payment by Results
The UK Work Program will also be the first major move into a system of payment by results for the public sector - Published: 2010-12-23
Disabled People Fight Back in Protest - UK Disability News
It is no surprise that disabled people feel their lives are under threat with the cumulative onslaught of attacks against them - Published: 2010-12-15
People with Disabilities Get Right to Control Services
The way disabled people use state funding allowing them to buy their own support services or equipment through the Right to Control - Published: 2010-12-13
Extra 20,000 to Lose Mobility Component of DLA - UK Disability News
Margaret Curran MP deeply concerned after Government admit an extra 20000 to lose mobility component of DLA - Published: 2010-12-07
UK Housing Benefit Reforms will Restore Fairness
The Government is taking necessary steps to manage Housing Benefit costs and are implementing all Local Authority Housing Allowance measures - Published: 2010-11-30
Jobseeker's Allowance Mandatory Work Activity Public Consultation
Public Consultation for proposals for The UK Social Security Mandatory Work Activity Regulations 2011 - Published: 2010-11-26
Last Chance for Families of Children with Disability to Receive Free IT Equipment
Last chance for families with disabled children to receive free IT equipment as the UK government Home Access program comes to a close - Published: 2010-11-15
Amputees in Action CEO Joins Panel for 2010 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK
The prize money has been allocated to a training program that will enable amputees to become better actors - Published: 2010-11-10
Disability Awareness Program For Clare Students
Informing Clare students about the social and physical barriers experienced by people with disabilities - Published: 2010-11-07
School in Hampshire to Inspire Dyslexic Students Worldwide to Learn More Independently with ICT
Project to test effectiveness of assistive technology in helping students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia - Published: 2010-10-26
Deaf Teenagers Work with Professional Actor Colin Wells
A group of young deaf teenagers take part in a film making day hosted by the Ear Foundation - Published: 2010-10-13
Trabasack Entrepreneur Shortlisted for Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK 2010
Inventor mum and entrepreneur Clare Edwards is excited to have reached the final10 of the Stelios Award - Published: 2010-09-22
Disability Champion Phil Packer Becomes Papworth Trust Envoy
Award-winning fundraiser and disability champion Phil Packer has become an envoy for the Papworth Trust - Published: 2010-09-17
Debenhams Breaks New Ground with National Disabled Model Campaign
Debenhams launches a national window campaign featuring a disabled model in all of its 160 stores - Published: 2010-09-14
Heart Attacks Jump in Young Italian Women
Incidence of acute myocardial infarction in Italy sharply increased particularly among young women - Published: 2010-09-11
Cornish Law Firm Explains New UK Equality Act
Article explains the ramifications of the new UK Equality Act coming into force from October 1st 2010 - Published: 2010-09-09
Questions on Accessibility for UK TfL and Rail Operators
The Assembly Transport Committee will question Transport for London and Network Rail about the accessibility of London buses Underground and rail networks - Published: 2010-09-09
Almost 20% of Households Across UK are Jobless
No one works in almost one out of five households across the UK - Published: 2010-09-08
Quarter of a Million UK Carers Missing out on New State Pension Protection
People caring for ill or disabled friend or relative could be missing out on top up that protects basic and second State Pensions in later life - Published: 2010-09-07
Deaf Teenagers Visit Number 10 Downing Street
Deaf teenagers with cochlear implants visit Downing Street as part of a two day residential summer program organized by The Ear Foundation - Published: 2010-09-07
Taking it to the Next Level
Autumn challenge to find the most promising social entrepreneurs from around the UK - Published: 2010-08-31
Norfolks Disability Community Fights Back - UK Disability News
Norfolks disability community fights back against governments cuts to services and financial lifeline - Published: 2010-08-26
Disability Benefits Survey by Leonard Cheshire Disability UK
Survey asks questions about Housing Benefit and Disability Living Allowance to find out how people use these benefits - Published: 2010-08-26
U.K. Employers and Workers Back Pension Reforms
More than half of all employers and eligible individuals support UK Government plans for automatic enrollment in workplace pension scheme - Published: 2010-08-24
Lifeline Set to Land in Staffordshire for Families
Staffordshire first ever disability road show being launched later this month - Published: 2010-08-16
Early Intervention: Key to Giving Disadvantaged Children Opportunities they Deserve
Early intervention can provide children with the social and emotional support needed to help fulfill their potential - Published: 2010-07-30
Independent Living Training Center for Norfolk Opening
The Independent Living Training Center has been developed by Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People (NCODP) to address the need to provide training for disabled people and professionals who work in the field - Published: 2010-07-22
European Social Fund Evaluation of Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities
Publication of DWP research report 667: European Social Fund Evaluation of Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities - Published: 2010-07-21
Mobile Health Center Clinic Wandsworth, London
A new state-of-the art mobile surgery unit has been opened in Wandsworth South London - Published: 2010-07-20
Britain's Most Dangerous Roads
Road Safety Foundation study into some of the most dangerous and high-risk roads in the UK - Published: 2010-07-12
Energy Rebate Scheme for UK Pensioners
Up to 20 million Pounds off fuel bills for pensioners as energy rebate scheme gets underway in the UK - Published: 2010-07-11
Study of Families with Children in Britain
Information about British children and families as a whole across a wide range of subjects in Britain - Published: 2010-07-10
Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People Scoop First Place at Awards
The Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People (NCODP) is a human-rights group controlled by disabled people and their organizations - Published: 2010-06-20
MHE Calls on EU Leaders to Strengthen Dimension of Disability Policies
Mental Health Europe calls on EU leaders to adopt a poverty target and to mainstream disability in the EU 2020 Strategy - Published: 2010-06-20
Seniors in Europe Face Longer Wait Until Retirement
Europeans believe they will have to delay their retirement because of the current economic climate - Published: 2010-06-17
XMA Awarded Contract to Provide Assistive Technology Packages
Xma Awarded £24 Million Contract To Provide Assistive Technology Packages To Learners With Profound Physical Impairments And Special Educational Needs - Published: 2010-06-17
The Larches Trust Plants the Seeds for Independent Living
People with a learning disability often experience social discrimination and are generally undervalued and underestimated by society - Published: 2010-06-11
Chrysallia at Final Meeting of ESST Project
Chrysallis is an organization based in Athens Greece that strives to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities - Published: 2010-05-26
Shops and Services Still Failing Customers with Disability
Rights and Reality report finds 40% of disabled people have experienced difficulties accessing goods and services in the past 12 months - Published: 2010-04-29
New U.K. Benefit Test will Fail to Spot Disability and Illness
Work Capability Assessment is the current test for sickness benefit Employment and Support Allowance - Published: 2010-04-02
Child Trust Fund Boost for Children with Disability
Payments will start in April 2010 for children with a Child Trust Fund - Published: 2010-03-19
Autism Employment Campaigners U.K. Victory
Government announced Jobcentre Plus staff are to receive autism training - Published: 2010-03-12
The Lord's Taverners and BT - Multi-sensory Rooms for Children with Disabilities
New sensory areas across the UK for children with learning difficulties and disabilities - Published: 2010-02-28
Calls for Salt Intake Legislation in Europe
Benefits of reducing salt intake and introduce legislation to restrict the salt content of processed foods - Published: 2010-01-27
UKAF Campaign results in increases in DLA, CLA, Child Benefits in Chancellor Darling's PBR
Increases in UK disability living allowance carers allowance and child benefit in Pre Budget Report - Published: 2009-12-29
Number of 85-year-olds will Increase by a Third by 2020
Health and social care provision for a large increase (33%) in the 85 year old population in the UK by 2020 - Published: 2009-12-22
British Council and Arts Council England Memorandum of Understanding
The MOU defines areas in which Arts Council England and the British Council can work more closely to help artists - Published: 2009-12-17
Forty Charities Attend Sarah Brown's Downing Street Autism Summit
Forty charities attended the major Autism Summit organized by Sarah Brown at 10 Downing Street - Published: 2009-12-14
Government Decides Not to Scrap Disability Living Allowance
WRVS supports governments decision not to scrap the disability living allowance - Published: 2009-10-27
Miriam Margolyes Disabled Living Foundation Appeal
Miriam Margolyes will present BBC Radio 4 Appeal supporting Disabled Living Foundation that provides advice and information about independent living - Published: 2009-09-26
Gary McKinnon: Petition and Appeal to President Barack Obama
Joint appeal on Gary McKinnon to President Barack Obama at the White House - Published: 2009-08-07
Persons with Learning Disabilities More Likely to Develop Eyesight Problems
The U.K. National Health System has stated that thirty percent of persons with a learning disability have a diagnosed visual impairment as well - Published: 2009-07-08
Colleague's Deafness Inspires Marathon Runner
A colleague and friend partially deaf in one ear has inspired a Johan Fourie to run the London marathon for Deafness Research UK - Published: 2009-04-23
UKAF appeal to Chancellor Alistair Darling
UK Autism Foundation has appealed to Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Chancellor Alistair Darling to reach out to families with autism below the poverty line - Published: 2009-04-17
Businesses Join with Grenoble Ecole De Management to Meet Challenges of Disability
12% of disabled people in France have a higher education degree French law requires businesses to have 6% of disabled people in their workforce - Published: 2009-04-12
Mum's Memory Inspires Bedfordshire Marathon Runner
Mum lived with profound deafness from her teenage years until she was 62 when she had a cochlear implant fitted - Published: 2009-04-11
Disabled Students Achieve Potential with Government's Home Access Pilot
Through the Home Access pilot, iansyst and XMA are now able to supply assistive technologies appropriately tailored to the individual needs of disabled students - Published: 2009-04-08
New Law to Strengthen Protection of Vulnerable People UK
People who lack capacity in hospitals and care homes now protected by new law known as Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - Published: 2009-04-02
World Autism Awareness Day - Stand Up for Autism
Twenty autism charities are uniting on World Autism Awareness Day 2 April 2009 to call on people across the UK to Stand Up for Autism - Published: 2009-04-02
RADAR Hopes Obama Apology Sincere and Lesson Learned
The President has now apologized for his thoughtless remark and RADAR welcomes his apology - Published: 2009-03-24
U.K. Blind people to Receive Higher Rate of Mobility Component
Disability Living Allowance to allow Blind people to receive the higher rate of the Mobility Component of the DLA benefit - Published: 2009-03-22
RFID Tracking to Revolutionize the UK Medical Industry
Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust will begin using RFID technology to track surgical equipment through the decontamination process - Published: 2009-03-18
Limiting Access to Disabled Children's Services is Unlawful
Disability charity welcomes legal judgment opening door for more families with disabled children to get services by right - Published: 2009-03-16
First British Blind Soap Actress as Lizzie Lakely
Kitty McGeever who lost her sight at the age of 33 from a diabetes-related illness is set to play blind character Lizzie Lakely - Published: 2009-03-11
Charitable Trust Takes Official Receipt of £350k Jumbulance
Jumbulance Trust takes official receipt of a brand new Jumbulance which is part-coach part-ambulance - Published: 2009-03-07
U.K. Service Creates Opportunities for People with Learning Disability
Community Opportunities is the new name for day services for people with a learning disability in Leicestershire - Published: 2009-03-02
U.K. Care Charges Risk Leading Older and Disabled into Poverty
Rising care charges are putting older and disabled people at risk of not being able to afford to eat heat their homes wash or get essential support - Published: 2009-03-02
U.K. Disability Equality Act Information
The Government has highlighted progress towards achieving its ambition of equality for disabled people by 2025 - Published: 2009-02-27
UK Winter Fuel Payments
The DWP has also requested people to contact the following helplines regarding winter fuel payments - Published: 2009-02-24
U.K. Ambulance Service National Stroke Campaign
Leading stroke care campaigner for South East Coast Ambulance Service SECAmb helped launch national campaign to promote public awareness of strokes - Published: 2009-02-24
Public say Social Care is as Important as NHS
Four out of five adults believe that social care is as important as the NHS reveals a survey out by the UKs leading disability charity - Published: 2009-02-23
Hollyoaks Stars Marathon Effort for Charity
Four of the stars of teen drama Hollyoaks will take on the Flora London Marathon for charity - Published: 2009-02-18