Disability News for U.K. and European Union Document List
Summary: Our library below features 151 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World European Disability News category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
European Disability News Publications
Persons with Disability Have More Difficulty Accessing Healthcare
Although substantial progress has been made on disability rights, persons with disabilities still experience serious discrimination in getting appropriate healthcare services in the EU and globally.
Publish Date: 2023/03/13
UK Disability Hate Crime Rises 43% in Single Year
The latest UK Government statistics released in October 2022 show some staggering increases in recorded hate crimes.
Publish Date: 2022/12/17
Covid-19 in the U.K. Decoding the Anti-lockdown Argument
Paul Dodenhoff examines the lack of reasoning regarding the Covid-19 anti-lockdown stance currently in Britain (Opinion Piece / Editorial).
Publish Date: 2021/10/26 - Updated: 2023/09/14
Pandemic Leaves UK Disabled Behind on Bill Payments and Skipping Meals
UK's broken benefits system forcing disabled people to fall behind on payments, skip meals, and face considerable mental health and physical challenges as the pandemic has them struggling financially (Opinion Piece / Editorial).
Publish Date: 2021/09/01 - Updated: 2023/09/27
Boris Johnson Unlocks England from Covid Restrictions Despite Soaring Infection Levels
Well he’s only gone and done it. Boris Johnson unlocks England from all Covid restrictions despite soaring infection levels.
Publish Date: 2021/07/19
EU Disability Strategy: Translating Words to Action
The European Union Disability Strategy is a promising document with commendable proposals and a few flaws, however its implementation will require strong political will and resources.
Publish Date: 2021/06/09
COVID-19 Vaccine (in)equity No Right of Way for EU Disabled
National vaccination strategies do not have clear-cut criteria for prioritising persons with disabilities (PWDs) to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Publish Date: 2021/04/08 - Updated: 2021/08/23
Update to Learning Disability Mortality Review
National Health Service (NHS) announces autistic people will now be specifically included in an improved and expanded LeDeR program (Announcement / Notification).
Publish Date: 2021/03/27 - Updated: 2023/09/28
Scaling Up European Action on Disability Policies
Commissioner for Equality, the EESC welcomes new EU Disability Rights Strategy for the next decade, a key moment for the rights of persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2021/03/26
New Scotland Child Disability Payment
The Scottish Child Disability Payment pilot areas have been announced and initial applications are to be taken in three local authority areas.
Publish Date: 2020/12/10
Saved and Remade Series Seeking Applications from Disabled Community
Saved and Remade, a new series for BBC Two with presenter Sabrina Grant, is looking for people with disabilities to take part on the show.
Publish Date: 2020/09/14
656 Down's Syndrome Abortions in 2019
Department of Health and Social Care 2019 abortion statistics show 656 abortions where a baby had Down's syndrome. Under current law, abortion is allowed up to birth if a baby has a disability including Down's syndrome (Informative).
Publish Date: 2020/06/12 - Updated: 2023/11/29
Still Taking it On The Chin: UK'S Continuing Obsession With Herd Immunity
Whether the plan was always to allow the disease to spread uncontrolled through UK population or not, the UK's approach was distinctly out-of-sync with the rest of Europe.
Publish Date: 2020/05/29 - Updated: 2021/08/23
A Very British Lockdown - Confused and Chaotic
Paul Dodenhoff from the United Kingdom writes on COVID-19 Coronavirus in the U.K. as well as the current British lockdown and social isolation and lack thereof.
Publish Date: 2020/04/26 - Updated: 2021/08/23
Coronavirus Outbreak: Thoughts From The UK
Paul Dodenhoff writes from the UK regarding the possible effects and outcome of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in Britain (Opinion Piece / Editorial).
Publish Date: 2020/03/12 - Updated: 2023/09/14
EU Disability Conference Examines Disability Strategy for the Next Decade
The conference focused on areas where discrimination of people with disabilities is the most prevalent, such as employment, accessibility, social inclusion, education, and mobility.
Publish Date: 2020/03/03 - Updated: 2020/03/04
Will Britain's New Immigration Policy Impact Upon Disability?
This may be a case of a UK government stupidly applying sanctions upon itself, or little more than a cosmetic exercise to mislead a gullible, tabloid audience.
Publish Date: 2020/03/02 - Updated: 2020/03/17
EESC Urges Commission to Make Disability Rights Strategy Far More Ambitious
EESC recommendations for EU Disability Rights Agenda urges European Commission to take them into account when drawing up strategy affecting lives of over 100M people with disability in Europe.
Publish Date: 2019/12/18 - Updated: 2020/03/17
Media Needs to Start Breaking Down Stigma Surrounding Disability
EESC hearing reveals that to build a more inclusive society that sees the person, not the disability, the media needs to use human rights approach to disability in news and entertainment programs.
Publish Date: 2019/07/11
Upcoming EU Elections Must Be Accessible to Everyone
EESC hearing revealed almost a million EU citizens may be deprived of their right to vote in the upcoming European elections as a result of their disability, and many more may face obstacles casting their ballots.
Publish Date: 2019/02/11
Reintroducing the Sick-role? Disability in Modern Day Britain
An article by Disabled World UK writer Paul Dodenhoff in response to the death of Kevin Dooley in order that such issues get worldwide attention.
Publish Date: 2019/01/10 - Updated: 2019/02/09
Britain's 'Windrush' Injustice: The Startling Similarities with Britain's Maltreatment of Disability
Paul Dodenhoff writes on an interesting parallel between British citizens caught up in policy aimed at slashing Britain's immigration numbers, and Britain's disabled people caught in a similar assault upon slashing numbers of people receiving state welfare.
Publish Date: 2018/08/16 - Updated: 2023/06/22
Archbishop of Canterbury Hosts Disability Conference at Lambeth Palace
Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury, hosted a conference at Lambeth Palace to explore how disabled people can participate fully in the life of the church.
Publish Date: 2018/07/13 - Updated: 2018/08/01
Disability Discrimination in Portugal is High - No National Strategy for Persons with Disabilities
Disability discrimination in Europe averages 15%, but in Portugal this figure increases to 65% - Surprisingly, the Portuguese Government has no national strategy for persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2018/03/28 - Updated: 2018/05/02
15 Minute Personal Care Visits Still Not Enough for Embattled UK Disabled
Leonard Cheshire's research reveals that in total at least 50,677 people across England, Scotland and Wales received 15-minute care visits in 2016/17.
Publish Date: 2018/02/10 - Updated: 2018/03/15
Killed by Death - UK Government's Continuing Verdict on the Suicide of Welfare Claimants
Paul Dodenhoff writes on recent media headlines regarding UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Minister for Disabled People Sarah Newton comments and claims.
Publish Date: 2018/02/06 - Updated: 2018/03/15
Britain's Unproductive Disabled: A Continuing Moral Panic?
Paul Dodenhoff writes on prejudice and discrimination that paint U.K. disabled as lazy and unproductive.
Publish Date: 2017/12/12 - Updated: 2018/03/15
Fear of Hostility Stops Many Disabled Going Out
Survey reveals fear of hostility could be stopping large numbers of disabled people going out in their communities.
Publish Date: 2017/10/18 - Updated: 2021/12/10
The 'Human Catastrophe' of British Disability: A False-dawn of Capitalism in Crisis?
Article by Paul Dodenhoff on Disability in the U.K. titled The Human Catastrophe of British Disability: A False-dawn of Capitalism in Crisis?.
Publish Date: 2017/10/05 - Updated: 2018/03/15
UN Criticizes UK for Creating 'Human Catastrophe' Over Disability
Article by Paul Dodenhoff examines the investigation concerning UK's continuing violation of the UN Convention on the human rights of disabled people.
Publish Date: 2017/08/30 - Updated: 2018/03/15
Arson Attack On British Special Needs School Causes £23,000 Worth Of Damage
Arson attack on school catering for special needs in Lancashire caused up to £23,000 in damage costs, wrecking an outdoor classroom and destroying play equipment.
Publish Date: 2017/04/26
CSW61: RI Global Advocates for Working Women With Disabilities
Rehabilitation International ensured women of all abilities had a significant place at the 61st annual Commission on the Status of Women.
Publish Date: 2017/03/19
Manchester United Confirms Stadium Accessibility Upgrade Plans
Manchester United confirms plans for improvements to Old Trafford's provision will include installation of new wheelchair user platforms, widening of vomitories, and new amenity seats for disabled supporters.
Publish Date: 2017/01/25
We Sign Cafe - Starbucks UK Baristas Raise Awareness of Deaf Culture
Customers who participate in We Sign Cafe enjoy using their sign language skills to place an order or extend a greeting.
Publish Date: 2017/01/17
Kingston Lacy in Dorest Becomes National Trust Site to Secure Off-road Wheelchairs
The MT Push provides inclusive access to a wide variety of terrain such as uneven pathways, grass, sand, mud and snow.
Publish Date: 2017/01/06
Mars Chocolate UK Launches Billboard in London for World Braille Day 2017
Mars Chocolate UK launches one-off special build billboard in London to mark World Braille Day 2017.
Publish Date: 2017/01/04
Groups Urge Theresa May Not to Scrap Human Rights Act
Letter asking the U.K. Prime Minister to abandon plans to scrap the Human Rights Act has been signed by 164 organisations.
Publish Date: 2016/12/10
Next Steps for U.K. Equality and Diversity - Comparing Security Industry with Other Industries
SIA research focused on gender, ethnic minorities and disabilities by comparing security industry with other industries including transport, construction and police in relation to levels of equality and diversity.
Publish Date: 2016/12/05
Why The UK Work Capability Assessment Must End
Paul Dodenhoff writes on why we need to end the U.K. Work Capability Assessment Program now.
Publish Date: 2016/11/15 - Updated: 2017/06/25
UN Concludes Britain Guilty of Human Rights Abuses
UN report concluded that Britain is indeed guilty of grave and systemic violations of the human rights of disabled people.
Publish Date: 2016/11/08 - Updated: 2018/03/15
Impact of New UK and Scotland Benefit Cap on Children and Families
New cap on overall benefits will have widespread and severe impact on almost 20,000 children living in around 6,700 families across Scotland.
Publish Date: 2016/11/01
Report Urges U.K. Government to Consider New Sickness and Disability Insurance Scheme
Report calls on U.K. Government to launch major public consultation to design new system of social insurance that provides firms and employees access to expert advice and support when an employee experiences onset serious health condition or disability.
Publish Date: 2016/10/28
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2016/03/22 - Updated: 2016/06/11
Paxman Scalp Cooling Manufacturer Wins Prestigious Award
UK scalp cooling manufacturer wins prestigious award in recognition of collaborative work with Huddersfield University.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2015/11/16 - Updated: 2020/12/04
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.
Publish Date: 2015/08/02 - Updated: 2020/09/11
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2015/03/23 - Updated: 2021/08/24
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.
Publish Date: 2014/09/24 - Updated: 2021/11/07
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.
Publish Date: 2014/09/16 - Updated: 2021/11/09
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.
Publish Date: 2014/09/05 - Updated: 2020/12/23
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.
Publish Date: 2014/07/28 - Updated: 2016/09/23
The Catastrophe of Disability Welfare Within the UK
PhD student Paul Dodenhoff essay regarding the recent disastrous changes to the UK Disability Welfare system.
Publish Date: 2014/06/30 - Updated: 2021/11/26
Steve Tarrant 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.
Publish Date: 2014/05/20 - Updated: 2021/07/22
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.
Publish Date: 2014/03/08 - Updated: 2016/06/13
UK 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.
Publish Date: 2012/10/25 - Updated: 2022/01/22
AtoS 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 U.K. government.
Publish Date: 2012/09/03 - Updated: 2022/02/10
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.
Publish Date: 2012/09/02 - Updated: 2021/07/31
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.
Publish Date: 2012/08/11 - Updated: 2021/08/10
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.
Publish Date: 2012/01/04
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 (Announcement / Notification).
Publish Date: 2011/12/10 - Updated: 2023/07/26
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.
Publish Date: 2011/10/08
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 (Announcement / Notification).
Publish Date: 2011/07/18 - Updated: 2023/10/05
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 children's ongoing financial support.
Publish Date: 2011/07/16 - Updated: 2022/02/10
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 (Reports and Proceedings).
Publish Date: 2011/06/30 - Updated: 2023/09/16
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/23 - Updated: 2013/06/04
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2011/01/10
EU: A Commitment to Disability Rights
European Unions ratification of the major international treaty on disability rights is a significant milestone.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2011/01/02 - Updated: 2014/01/11
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/15 - Updated: 2013/08/01
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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/10 - Updated: 2012/03/14
Disability Awareness Program For Clare Students
Informing Clare students about the social and physical barriers experienced by people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/13
Disability Champion Phil Packer Becomes Papworth Trust Envoy
Award-winning fundraiser and disability champion Phil Packer has become an envoy for the Papworth Trust.
Publish Date: 2010/09/17 - Updated: 2021/06/21
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.
Publish Date: 2010/09/14
Heart Attacks Jump in Young Italian Women
Incidence of acute myocardial infarction in Italy sharply increased particularly among young women.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/09/09
Almost 20% of Households Across UK are Jobless
No one works in almost one out of five households across the UK.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/09/07
Taking it to the Next Level
Autumn challenge to find the most promising social entrepreneurs from around the UK.
Publish Date: 2010/08/31
Norfolks Disability Community Fights Back - UK Disability News
Norfolks disability community fights back against governments cuts to services and financial lifeline.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/24
Lifeline Set to Land in Staffordshire for Families
Staffordshire first ever disability road show being launched later this month.
Publish Date: 2010/08/16
Giving Disadvantaged Children Deserved Opportunities
Independent review into early intervention aims to ensure that children at greatest risk of multiple disadvantage get the best start in life.
Publish Date: 2010/07/30 - Updated: 2021/05/26
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/04/02
Child Trust Fund Boost for Children with Disability
Payments will start in April 2010 for children with a Child Trust Fund.
Publish Date: 2010/03/19
Autism Employment Campaigners U.K. Victory
Government announced Jobcentre Plus staff are to receive autism training.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/02/28 - Updated: 2017/12/24
Calls for Salt Intake Legislation in Europe
Benefits of reducing salt intake and introduce legislation to restrict the salt content of processed foods.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009/12/29 - Updated: 2010/07/11
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009/12/14
Government Decides Not to Scrap Disability Living Allowance
WRVS supports governments decision not to scrap the disability living allowance.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009/08/07 - Updated: 2015/03/01
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.
Publish Date: 2009/07/08 - Updated: 2010/04/15
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/17 - Updated: 2010/07/11
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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/12 - Updated: 2009/09/13
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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/11 - Updated: 2009/04/18
Home Access Pilot Program: Disabled Students Achieve Potential
Disability specialist iansyst Ltd and XMA have partnered to provide assistive technologies, training and support to disabled students across Oldham and Suffolk eligible for the Government's Home Access pilot.
Publish Date: 2009/04/08 - Updated: 2021/08/20
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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/02 - Updated: 2010/09/28
World Autism Awareness Day: Stand Up for Autism
Twenty autism charities are uniting on World Autism Awareness Day to call on people across the UK to Stand Up for Autism.
Publish Date: 2009/04/02 - Updated: 2023/06/04
RADAR Hopes Obama Apology Sincere and Lesson Learned
The President has now apologized for his thoughtless remark and RADAR welcomes his apology.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009/03/02 - Updated: 2010/07/08
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009/02/27 - Updated: 2014/03/29
UK Winter Fuel Payments
The DWP has also requested people to contact the following helplines regarding winter fuel payments.
Publish Date: 2009/02/24 - Updated: 2010/07/11
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009/02/23 - Updated: 2009/02/27
Hollyoaks Stars Marathon Effort for Charity
Four of the stars of teen drama Hollyoaks will take on the Flora London Marathon for charity.
Publish Date: 2009/02/18 - Updated: 2009/02/27
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