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The Princess Royal has officially opened a new centre for deafblind adults. Charity Deafblind Scotland spent a decade campaigning and fundraising for the £2 million learning and development centre in East Dunbartonshire. The princess toured the building which has a recording studio, arts space and high-tech IT room, and has…
Theresa May has again rejected calls to pause the roll-out of Universal Credit as ministers announced that controversial charges of up to 55p a minute to call a helpline were to be scrapped. Appearing before a Commons committee, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke (pictured) said the line would be…
Fear of hostility has stopped nearly one in three disabled people from going out in their local area, according to new research. A poll of 1,609 disabled adults in the UK found three in ten (30%) reported that they had experienced hostile behaviour motivated by their disability. And roughly the…
A disabled man who complained a High Court judge acted unlawfully when giving medics permission to take him from home to hospital and authorising the use of force has lost a legal fight. Aamir Mazhar, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, said an order made by Mr Justice Mostyn, who is…
Tory MPs have called on the Government to halt the rollout of its controversial new benefits payment system over concerns about the impact on claimants, it has been reported. A letter backed by 12 MPs has been sent to Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke urging him to pause the…
Disabled people are being "shut out" of the jobs market in huge numbers because of the discrimination they face when looking for work, according to a new report. A survey of 2,000 disabled people for the charity Scope found that only half are given an interview when applying for jobs…
An amnesty on care equipment has been launched in the Scottish Borders with people being urged to hand in items they no longer need. The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership, working with council-owned social care provider SB Cares, hopes to recycle and re-issue the items. Walking and bathing…
A new benefits system for disabled people is making their health worse, leaving many isolated and struggling to pay for food and bills, according to a new report. A major survey by more than 80 organisations found 79% of respondents said their assessments for personal independence payment (PIP) had made…
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