Adult social care services on brink of collapse, survey shows

Some councils in England ‘cannot go on’ without long-term funding to underpin care Patrick Butler Social policy editor Tue 12 Jun 2018 courtesy The Guardian   Half of local authorities overspent on adult social care budgets in 2017-18, the survey found. Photograph: PhotoFusion/Rex/Shutterstock Social care services for vulnerable adults are on the verge of collapse … Continue reading “Adult social care services on brink of collapse, survey shows”

First legal challenge against Universal Credit finds Government acted unlawfully

The first legal challenge against Universal Credit has found that the Government discriminated against two men with severe disabilities who were required to claim the new benefit after moving into new local authority areas 14 June 2018 In a landmark judgment handed down today at the High Court in London, Mr Justice Lewis ruled that … Continue reading “First legal challenge against Universal Credit finds Government acted unlawfully”

The Difficulties of navigating Disability benefits in Britain: A step-by-step guide

Abbreviations: ESA – Employment Support Allowance JSA – Job Seeker’s Allowance DWP – Department of Work and Pensions DLA – Disability Living Allowance PIP – Personal Independence Payment   The government in Britain, whether Labour or Conservative, has always made it difficult for people to claim the benefits that they need. This article is intended … Continue reading “The Difficulties of navigating Disability benefits in Britain: A step-by-step guide”

“Law firm Leigh Day has been given permission to take the first judicial review in the High Court over the controversial decision by the Government to implement Universal Credit.

It is being taken on behalf of a 52-year-old terminally ill man over the decision by the Government to remove disability benefits (premiums) from people with severe disabilities leaving them in financial difficulties once they are transferred to Universal Credit. According to Leigh Day, the removal of these two benefits has seen their client TP … Continue reading ““Law firm Leigh Day has been given permission to take the first judicial review in the High Court over the controversial decision by the Government to implement Universal Credit.”