Disabled People’s ‘Right To Control’ Care Support Will Not Be Rolled Out Nationally, Admits Minister
An evaluation found that the 'right to control' "may not have resulted in any measurable" positive impact for disabled people.
Sickness benefit claimants with mental health conditions risk having their benefits axed if they refuse treatment, under new plans being drawn up by the Conservative Party.
Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that the number of sick and disabled people who have had their sickness benefit sanctioned is on the rise.
Court proceedings begin in Birmingham to determine whether the Government’s decision to change the eligibility criteria for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was unlawful.
The report will be submitted to the United Nations expert bodies that monitor implementation with the relevant human rights treaties.
A new vehicle check service allows visitors to find out whether their neighbours are receiving the higher rate of the mobility component of DLA or either rate of the mobility component of PIP.
Campaigners have written an open letter to Ed Miliband, in which they plead to the Labour leader to "stop apologising for the welfare state" and urge the party to "defend the weak, the sick, the old, the poor".
“The DWP has serious questions to answer over its poor performance in recent years and the way in which it has completely mismanaged the implementation of Universal Credit", say SNP.
Links to all of the news reports and press releases published by the Welfare News Service (WNS) in the last week.
The Public Accounts Select Committee described the implementation of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) as 'nothing short of a fiasco, pushing sick and disabled people into the arms of loan sharks and food banks.
The Twitter abuse ranges from vague, general threats in broken English to personal, homophobic and disablist comments, images and overt threats.
Disabled people could lose their independence as a result of a cut to a key fund, a government minister admitted today.
An 'army' of home carers are planning a virtual strike on 21 June to highlight the governments non-recognition of those who work 'round the clock' caring for sick, disabled or elderly friends or relatives.
The current benefits system is failing people with disabilities and mental health problems and pressuring people into undertaking compulsory activities.
The claimants, represented by Deighton Pierce Glynn and Scott-Moncrieff & Associates, fear that loss of ILF support would threaten their right to live with dignity
The DWP has released the first Personal Independence Payment caseload statistics since the introduction of the new disability benefit in 2013
A Lancashire family missed out on quality time together for more than two years, because the county council did not provide the correct support to their severely disabled daughter
Two grandparents caring for a severely disabled child hit by the “bedroom tax” vowed to fight on today, after their judicial review challenge was dismissed by the High Court.
TUC is urging unions and disability organisations to 'come together' to combat "shameless" government attacks against disabled people and welfare cuts.
Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show how government initiatives have failed to help sufficient numbers of sick and disabled people into work. The figures show that unemployment rates among those with debilitating health conditions and disabilities remains stubbornly high. People with...