Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Disability

75% of disabled jobseekers say condition hampers their job-hunt

Survey also shows that more than half of disabled jobseekers 'face barriers' when applying for jobs.

Employers still discriminate against disabled people – it has to stop

Survey reveals disabled people apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people in their job search.

Disability campaigner blasts ‘brutal’ Tory treatment of disabled people (video)

Disability rights campaigner Paula Peters condemned the Tory Government's treatment of disabled people at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.

Benefits assessor sanctioned for mocking disabled claimant

Alan Barham, who was dismissed by Capita after undercover footage emerged, given caution order by disciplinary panel.

Paralysed woman told to find work after husband forgot Jobcentre appointment

Julie Rodger had her benefits stopped after her husband mistakenly forgot to attend a mandatory Jobcentre meeting.

‘Broken’ PIP assessment system isn’t working for people living with MS

North Staffs Green Party condemns 'hugely damaging' disability benefit assessments.

DWP told to ‘get a grip’ over damaging disability benefit assessments

More than 80 charities and organisations have called on the government to make urgent changes to disability benefit assessments.

Disability benefit assessments making people’s health worse, says damning report

Research warns that Personal Independence Payment assessments worsen people's health worse due to stress and anxiety.

MP lambasts ‘cruel and unfair’ disability benefits system

Labour MP Emma Hardy says the new Personal Independence Payment system is treating people with disabilities 'cruelly and unfairly'.

Scottish Government seeks reassurances over disability benefit cuts

Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison is seeking assurances there will be no cuts to disability benefits for people set to benefit from ‘Frank’s Law’.

Labour demands answers after UN described Tory cuts as a ‘human catastrophe’ for disabled people

Work and Pensions Secretary called to appear before Parliament and answer for the Government's failure to uphold disabled people's rights.

UN panel criticises UK failure to uphold disabled people’s rights

Charities say report is grim reality check and Labour says it highlights how disabled people are bearing brunt of austerity.

Cruel welfare changes rob MS sufferers of at least £6million a year in vital benefits

New figures reveal the devastating impact of savage disability benefit changes on people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

DWP slammed over £39m bill for challenging sick and disabled on vital benefits

Department for Work and Pensions spend almost £40 million fighting benefit appeals made by sick and disabled people, and lose more than 60% of cases.

Tory welfare cuts cause ‘human catastrophe’ for disabled people

UK government accused of “totally neglecting the vulnerable situation people with disabilities find themselves in".

Benefit cap blamed for 85% cut in new homes for vulnerable people

Ministers urged to ditch proposals as housing associations postpone and cancel schemes for elderly and disabled.

Disabled child left abandoned in car has to be rescued by police (video)

Warning! Contains strong language and distressing scenes.

Tory cuts eroding disabled people’s human rights, UN told

Seven years of cuts to social security benefits and health and social care budgets have eroded disabled people's rights, equality bodies warn.

Disabled people take their fight against Tory cuts to the United Nations

Disabled people take complaints about UK Government’s disability rights record to the United Nations.

DWP tells woman with Dementia she can ‘care for herself’ and removes her benefits

Cruel decision comes despite the fact that she often forgets to turn off the gas after cooking.
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CCTV catches driver towing man in a wheelchair to McDonalds

A UK man has been temporarily banned from driving after he was caught towing a man in a wheelchair to McDonald’s.

SNP leaving disabled benefit claimants ‘to the mercies of a Tory government’, say Labour

Social security minister Jeane Freeman rejected the allegation, insisting the party has 'campaigned tirelessly' in defense of disabled people.

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