Disability News for U.K. and European Union Document List
Updated/Revised Date : 2019-02-16
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Although some of these documents from our European Disability News category may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below 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*.
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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.
National vaccination strategies do not have clear-cut criteria for prioritising persons with disabilities (PWDs) to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
National Health Service (NHS) announces autistic people will now be specifically included in an improved and expanded LeDeR program.
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.
The Scottish Child Disability Payment pilot areas have been announced and initial applications are to be taken in three local authority areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Dodenhoff writes from the UK regarding the possible effects and outcome of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in Britain.
The conference focused on areas where discrimination of people with disabilities is the most prevalent, such as employment, accessibility, social inclusion, education, and mobility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 : 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.
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.
19 : 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.
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.
Paul Dodenhoff writes on recent media headlines regarding UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Minister for Disabled People Sarah Newton comments and claims.
Paul Dodenhoff writes on prejudice and discrimination that paint U.K. disabled as lazy and unproductive.
Survey reveals fear of hostility could be stopping large numbers of disabled people going out in their communities.
Article by Paul Dodenhoff on Disability in the U.K. titled The Human Catastrophe of British Disability: A False-dawn of Capitalism in Crisis?.
Article by Paul Dodenhoff examines the investigation concerning UK's continuing violation of the UN Convention on the human rights of disabled people.
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.
Rehabilitation International ensured women of all abilities had a significant place at the 61st annual Commission on the Status of Women.
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.
Customers who participate in We Sign Cafe enjoy using their sign language skills to place an order or extend a greeting.
The MT Push provides inclusive access to a wide variety of terrain such as uneven pathways, grass, sand, mud and snow.
Mars Chocolate UK launches one-off special build billboard in London to mark World Braille Day 2017.
Letter asking the U.K. Prime Minister to abandon plans to scrap the Human Rights Act has been signed by 164 organisations.
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.
Paul Dodenhoff writes on why we need to end the U.K. Work Capability Assessment Program now.
UN report concluded that Britain is indeed guilty of grave and systemic violations of the human rights of disabled people.
New cap on overall benefits will have widespread and severe impact on almost 20,000 children living in around 6,700 families across Scotland.
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.
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.
Welfare Minister arguably had become one of the biggest hindrances in the lives of most disabled people within the UK.
UK scalp cooling manufacturer wins prestigious award in recognition of collaborative work with Huddersfield University.
Number of disabled people on council housing waiting lists in England has increased by over 17% over last five years.
Study shows the program of reassessing people on disability benefits may have had an adverse effect on the mental health of claimants.
Disabled Ramblers are a charitable organization that co-ordinates over 30 countryside rambles per year, in various locations nationwide.
Information regarding 2015 Hijinx Unity Festival in Cardiff 1st to 5th July including event days and times.
Paul Dodenhoff writes on the upcoming general election in the UK and the parties stated approach to disability issues.
Paul Dodenhoff writes on Maximus taking over from Atos Healthcare as UK provider of Fitness for Work Program and the Work Capability Assessment.
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.
This article looks at what the Scottish independence vote really means for people with disabilities within Scotland.
Accessible Britain Challenge vision is for communities to become more inclusive and accessible by engaging and working with disabled people.
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.
PhD student Paul Dodenhoff essay regarding the recent disastrous changes to the UK Disability Welfare system.
Steve completed his world record challenge following 24hrs driving a TGA Breeze S4 GT mobility scooter around a course at Goodwood.
The European Union signs Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind or low vision.
54 : 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.
European Day for People with Disabilities Commission announces Gothenburg as Access City Award Winner 2014.
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.
Report exposes how UK Government welfare cuts are hitting disabled people with many losing their Disability Living Allowance.
Information and comments on the disability allowance cuts involving AtoS which carries out fit for work assessments for the UK government.
Persons with disabilities protesting against UK government cuts physically attacked by police in demonstration outside Department for Work and Pensions.
Russia joins list of countries that have ratified the Convention which recognizes the human rights of people with disabilities.
Agreement that the Midlands Center will be based at Hereward College and the intention is for the center to be operational from August 2012.
New wage incentive scheme to encourage employers to give young disabled people further work opportunities.
As the Big Freeze continues UK pensioners who do not get Pension Credit could be missing out on Cold Weather Payments.
Recent study analyses relationship between disabilities and a precarious economic situation in Spain.
Information rates and eligibility requirement for U.K Cold Weather Payments that provide help to Britains most vulnerable people.
Leaders of the European Union institutions came together with European Disability Forum to discuss issues facing estimated 80 million Europeans with disabilities.
The Austrian city Salzburg wins the Access City award 2012 the European prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities.
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.
UK Government is removing minimum hours rule so all families receiving Universal Credit will be eligible for financial help.
European Commission calls for entries from across Europe for City for All Access City Award 2012.
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.
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.
The PIE Guide road atlas for disabled drivers and passengers features locations of blue badge bays and accessible toilets, petrol stations, accommodation and car parks.
Showcasing and rewarding cities who take exemplary steps to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in fundamental aspects of city living.
Latest figures for the number and percentage of children pensioners and working age people in the UK living in relative and absolute poverty.
The material deprivation indicator uses a set of goods services and experiences to capture low standards of living.
Welfare Reform bill is causing widespread concerns among disabled individuals who currently depend on Disability Living Allowance.
Concerns over impact of reforms to vital benefits like Employment and Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance on disabled people and their families.
The funding of short breaks is one of the key recommendations of the National Review of Services for Disabled Children.
Government needs to look again at the impact their proposed welfare reforms will have on people with cancer and their families.
Around 70000 people mainly women have two months left to boost their basic State Pension and get backdated payments.
82 : 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.
The international convention means that EU countries now have a legal obligation to respect the rights of people with disabilities.
The UK Pensions Bill is the next step in helping millions save for their retirement in a workplace pension.
85 : 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.
European Unions ratification of the major international treaty on disability rights is a significant milestone.
More than ten million people in the UK today can expect to live to see their 100th birthday.
The UK Work Program will also be the first major move into a system of payment by results for the public sector.
It is no surprise that disabled people feel their lives are under threat with the cumulative onslaught of attacks against them.
The way disabled people use state funding allowing them to buy their own support services or equipment through the Right to Control.
Margaret Curran MP deeply concerned after Government admit an extra 20000 to lose mobility component of DLA.
The Government is taking necessary steps to manage Housing Benefit costs and are implementing all Local Authority Housing Allowance measures.
Public Consultation for proposals for The UK Social Security Mandatory Work Activity Regulations 2011.
Last chance for families with disabled children to receive free IT equipment as the UK government Home Access program comes to a close.
The prize money has been allocated to a training program that will enable amputees to become better actors.
Informing Clare students about the social and physical barriers experienced by people with disabilities.
97 : 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.
A group of young deaf teenagers take part in a film making day hosted by the Ear Foundation.
Inventor mum and entrepreneur Clare Edwards is excited to have reached the final10 of the Stelios Award.
Award-winning fundraiser and disability champion Phil Packer has become an envoy for the Papworth Trust.
Debenhams launches a national window campaign featuring a disabled model in all of its 160 stores.
Incidence of acute myocardial infarction in Italy sharply increased particularly among young women.
Article explains the ramifications of the new UK Equality Act coming into force from October 1st 2010.
The Assembly Transport Committee will question Transport for London and Network Rail about the accessibility of London buses Underground and rail networks.
No one works in almost one out of five households across the UK.
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.
Deaf teenagers with cochlear implants visit Downing Street as part of a two day residential summer program organized by The Ear Foundation.
Autumn challenge to find the most promising social entrepreneurs from around the UK.
Norfolks disability community fights back against governments cuts to services and financial lifeline.
Survey asks questions about Housing Benefit and Disability Living Allowance to find out how people use these benefits.
More than half of all employers and eligible individuals support UK Government plans for automatic enrollment in workplace pension scheme.
Staffordshire first ever disability road show being launched later this month.
Independent review into early intervention aims to ensure that children at greatest risk of multiple disadvantage get the best start in life.
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.
Publication of DWP research report 667: European Social Fund Evaluation of Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities.
A new state-of-the art mobile surgery unit has been opened in Wandsworth South London.
Road Safety Foundation study into some of the most dangerous and high-risk roads in the UK.
Up to 20 million Pounds off fuel bills for pensioners as energy rebate scheme gets underway in the UK.
Information about British children and families as a whole across a wide range of subjects in Britain.
The Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People (NCODP) is a human-rights group controlled by disabled people and their organizations.
Mental Health Europe calls on EU leaders to adopt a poverty target and to mainstream disability in the EU 2020 Strategy.
Europeans believe they will have to delay their retirement because of the current economic climate.
Xma Awarded £24 Million Contract To Provide Assistive Technology Packages To Learners With Profound Physical Impairments And Special Educational Needs.
People with a learning disability often experience social discrimination and are generally undervalued and underestimated by society.
Chrysallis is an organization based in Athens Greece that strives to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Rights and Reality report finds 40% of disabled people have experienced difficulties accessing goods and services in the past 12 months.
Work Capability Assessment is the current test for sickness benefit Employment and Support Allowance.
Payments will start in April 2010 for children with a Child Trust Fund.
Government announced Jobcentre Plus staff are to receive autism training.
New sensory areas across the UK for children with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Benefits of reducing salt intake and introduce legislation to restrict the salt content of processed foods.
Increases in UK disability living allowance carers allowance and child benefit in Pre Budget Report.
Health and social care provision for a large increase (33%) in the 85 year old population in the UK by 2020.
The MOU defines areas in which Arts Council England and the British Council can work more closely to help artists.
Forty charities attended the major Autism Summit organized by Sarah Brown at 10 Downing Street.
WRVS supports governments decision not to scrap the disability living allowance.
Miriam Margolyes will present BBC Radio 4 Appeal supporting Disabled Living Foundation that provides advice and information about independent living.
Joint appeal on Gary McKinnon to President Barack Obama at the White House.
The U.K. National Health System has stated that thirty percent of persons with a learning disability have a diagnosed visual impairment as well.
A colleague and friend partially deaf in one ear has inspired a Johan Fourie to run the London marathon for Deafness Research UK.
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.
12% of disabled people in France have a higher education degree French law requires businesses to have 6% of disabled people in their workforce.
Mum lived with profound deafness from her teenage years until she was 62 when she had a cochlear implant fitted.
Through the Home Access pilot, iansyst and XMA are now able to supply assistive technologies appropriately tailored to the individual needs of disabled students.
People who lack capacity in hospitals and care homes now protected by new law known as Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
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.
The President has now apologized for his thoughtless remark and RADAR welcomes his apology.
Disability Living Allowance to allow Blind people to receive the higher rate of the Mobility Component of the DLA benefit.
Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust will begin using RFID technology to track surgical equipment through the decontamination process.
Disability charity welcomes legal judgment opening door for more families with disabled children to get services by right.
Kitty McGeever who lost her sight at the age of 33 from a diabetes-related illness is set to play blind character Lizzie Lakely.
Jumbulance Trust takes official receipt of a brand new Jumbulance which is part-coach part-ambulance.
Community Opportunities is the new name for day services for people with a learning disability in Leicestershire.
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.
The Government has highlighted progress towards achieving its ambition of equality for disabled people by 2025.
156 : UK Winter Fuel Payments
The DWP has also requested people to contact the following helplines regarding winter fuel payments.
Leading stroke care campaigner for South East Coast Ambulance Service SECAmb helped launch national campaign to promote public awareness of strokes.
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.
Four of the stars of teen drama Hollyoaks will take on the Flora London Marathon for charity.
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