Disabled train users to get new ‘life-changing’ app BBC news

A “life-changing” app that can track disabled rail users in real-time will be rolled out nationwide. The app will update station staff on where a passenger is at any point, useful in the event of a delay, change of platform or missed train. Four rail companies are using an early version, with the full one … Continue reading “Disabled train users to get new ‘life-changing’ app BBC news”

DLA benefits cut or stopped in almost half of cases By John Campbell

BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor More than 40% of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants in Northern Ireland had their benefit cut or stopped when they were reassessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). PIP benefit is replacing DLA as part of a wider reform of UK social welfare. New figures from the Department for … Continue reading “DLA benefits cut or stopped in almost half of cases By John Campbell”

PIP Video Recording Preparations Have Begun by Same Difference

Contrary to the belief of the Work and Pensions Committee, it appears that preparations are being made for the introduction of video recording of PIP assessments, though with no clear evidence that this is what claimants want. Earlier this week we reported on the Work and Pensions Committee’s concern that no progress at all had … Continue reading “PIP Video Recording Preparations Have Begun by Same Difference”

Innovating inaccessibility: designing novel forms of disability Alastair Somerville

I was at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London yesterday. They have a new entrance plaza. It looks lovely. It does however, include a new form of textured paving that is quite awesomely bad for accessibility.   For a museum that is proud about design and actually has exhibitions about design and disability on … Continue reading “Innovating inaccessibility: designing novel forms of disability Alastair Somerville”

Meet Liam and Michelle. It’s time to listen to the voices of homeless people about the fatal flaws of Universal Credit

On Wednesday, I travelled down to Westminster to meet with John McDonnell, Margaret Greenwood, Mike Amesbury and Marsha de Cordova and a group of disability rights campaigners, journalists, researchers and organisations. One of the issues we discussed during the meeting was the harm and distress that the roll out of Universal Credit is creating for … Continue reading “Meet Liam and Michelle. It’s time to listen to the voices of homeless people about the fatal flaws of Universal Credit”

UN visit will leave Tories nowhere to hide on poverty failings courtesy www.universalcreditsufferer.com

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) are sending a world renowned human rights and law Professor to the UK in November. What won’t please the government, is that he has asked for public submissions to aid him in his investigation. This will make it hard for the Tories to spin as teething issues. The … Continue reading “UN visit will leave Tories nowhere to hide on poverty failings courtesy www.universalcreditsufferer.com”