Men with severe disabilities win compensation following Universal Credit discrimination

The Government has settled a case of unlawful discrimination against two men with severe disabilities who both saw their benefits dramatically reduced when they moved Local Authority and were required to claim Universal Credit. 30 July 2018 In June this year the High Court ruled that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (SSWP) … Continue reading “Men with severe disabilities win compensation following Universal Credit discrimination”

Britain’s treatment of disabled people reminds me of The Handmaid’s Tale courtesy of  Francis Ryan the Guardian

For the Conservatives to host the inaugural Global Disability Summit, with their track record, is a staggering hypocrisy. The first ever Global Disability Summit took place in London last week, with more than 700 delegates from governments, charities and disability organisations around the world. In a speech last year to herald the event, Penny Mordaunt … Continue reading “Britain’s treatment of disabled people reminds me of The Handmaid’s Tale courtesy of  Francis Ryan the Guardian”

Holidaying MPs have kicked the social care crisis down the road – and that’s a scandal

Frances Ryan  courtesy The Guardian A plan to address the acute distress of thousands of people has been repeatedly postponed, leaving them suffering These days, Ruth sleeps on plastic sheets. A spinal cord injury means she is doubly incontinent. One of her lower legs has been amputated, she has osteoporosis, and she leans on two … Continue reading “Holidaying MPs have kicked the social care crisis down the road – and that’s a scandal”

This Government Is No World Leader On Disability – Its Record Is Shameful courtesy Huffington Post

Today the government will host the Global Disability Summit in London but the Tories are no world leaders on disability rights – their record is abysmal. The government’s hypocrisy is no more clearly demonstrated than in the fact that the Secretary of State hosting the summit – which is aimed at guaranteeing “the rights, freedoms, dignity … Continue reading “This Government Is No World Leader On Disability – Its Record Is Shameful courtesy Huffington Post”

Disability claimants owed £340m after DWP blunder, say MPs courtesy of the Patrick Butler social policy Guardian

  ‘Indifferent’ department tried to shift the blame and took six years to correct error A cross-party group of MPs has criticised the Department for Work and Pensions’ “culture of indifference” after it took six years to correct a major error which left chronically-ill and disabled benefit claimants thousands of pounds out of pocket. An … Continue reading “Disability claimants owed £340m after DWP blunder, say MPs courtesy of the Patrick Butler social policy Guardian”

Mencap wins ‘unaffordable’ overnight back pay appeal  BBC News

Care workers who had to stay overnight as part of their job will not be entitled to back pay at the minimum wage after a Court of Appeal ruling. The charity Mencap, who won the appeal, argued that a previous tribunal decision which compelled care providers to fund six years’ back pay for overnight carers … Continue reading “Mencap wins ‘unaffordable’ overnight back pay appeal  BBC News”

A right to Independent Living By Gerry Zarb  courtesy of SPECTRUM

This article looks at the significance of Independent Living to social inclusion, the links between Independent Living and the Social Model of Disability, and the barriers to Independent Living that Disabled People face. It also outlines the prospects for achieving legally enforceable rights to Independent Living for all Disabled People. Why is Independent Living a … Continue reading “A right to Independent Living By Gerry Zarb  courtesy of SPECTRUM”