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The assisted suicide movement makes new strides toward involuntary suicide.

The American Spectator   It’s getting very dark in euthanasia-land. Not content with legalizing assisted suicide for the terminally ill in six states plus the District of Columbia — with Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Colombia allowing lethal jab euthanasia — and unsatiated with Switzerland’s suicide clinics to which people from around the world … Continue reading “The assisted suicide movement makes new strides toward involuntary suicide.”

NHS Continuing Healthcare

Posted on May 27, 2014 in NHS Continuing Healthcare Maladministration in NHS Continuing Healthcare independent reviews and appeals – personal insights from a former appeals chairman… A former lay chairman of NHS Continuing Healthcare Independent Review Panels (IRPs) has revealed his own experience of the maladministration he observed when working in the system. We’ll call … Continue reading “NHS Continuing Healthcare”

Boss of disabled car supplier Motability quits

Boss of disabled car supplier Motability quits after £2.2 million bonus revealed Mike Betts had already been slammed for his £1.7 million salary – 11 times more than that of the Prime Minister the Mirror The boss of Motability, a tax-payer supported firm that supplies modified cars to disabled people has quit, after it emerged … Continue reading “Boss of disabled car supplier Motability quits”

Disabled candidates grant scheme to return for 2019 local elections

  Relaunch welcomed, but there are calls for expansion to help address under-representation by Robert Booth social affairs the Guardian People with disabilities are to be offered thousands of pounds to help them run for elected office in next year’s council elections as part of an effort to tackle under-representation in town halls. Grants averaging … Continue reading “Disabled candidates grant scheme to return for 2019 local elections”

DWP ‘dirty tricks’ target welfare and disability rights campaigners?

Are the DWP using crude and underhand tactics to silence their critics and opponents? by Gail Ward I’m not normally a great believer in conspiracy theories generally, but we have exposed them (the Department for Work and Pensions) many times before for playing dirty tricks to deny claimants their rightful entitlements. And we are witnessing … Continue reading “DWP ‘dirty tricks’ target welfare and disability rights campaigners?”

Time to take back the Independent Living agenda

Over the years we have witnessed tension arising from differing understandings as to the idea of Independent Living and what it means and, as a consequence, service providers and existing or potential users don’t always meet eye to eye. Our understanding of Independent Living is enabling a holistic and self-determined lifestyle, and not just an … Continue reading “Time to take back the Independent Living agenda”

DISABLED PEOPLE CANNOT USE OVER 40 PER CENT OF UK RAILWAY STATIONS, SAYS CHARITY

DISABLED PEOPLE CANNOT USE OVER 40 PER CENT OF UK RAILWAY STATIONS, SAYS CHARITY courtesy Independent by Joanna Whitehead Disability charity Leonard Cheshire is calling on the government and rail operators to make railway stations accessible to all More than 40 per cent of UK stations are not accessible to physically disabled people, according to new research … Continue reading “DISABLED PEOPLE CANNOT USE OVER 40 PER CENT OF UK RAILWAY STATIONS, SAYS CHARITY”

Important information for NHS CHC applicants

courtesy Spinal Injuries Association It has come to SIA’s attention that some of our members, who are being assessed or reviewed for NHS Continuing Healthcare eligibility, are being denied access to the completed Decision Support Tool (DST) prior to it being submitted to the ratification panel of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at which a decision … Continue reading “Important information for NHS CHC applicants”