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Robert Gordon University (RGU) is set to host a regional child protection event, in partnership with the Child Protection Committees of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. The event – titled ‘Disability and Child Protection’ – will take place on Wednesday 7 June. It will be designed to offer learning opportunities to…
A care time bomb is ticking with the number of older people affected by chronic conditions and disability set to soar in the next eight years, experts have warned. Scientists estimate that by 2025 there could be 2.8 million people over 65 years of age needing care in England and…
Disabled people will be offered internships in the Scottish Government as part of a series of measures to help them into work. The internship programme starts in September and forms part of 120 places offered in the public sector, voluntary and charity organisations and politics. Non-disabled people are twice as…
Two children unnecessarily made to use wheelchairs because their mother "fabricated" illnesses were "neglected" by council social services bosses, a family court judge has said. Judge Vera Mayer said a social worker who worked on the case for six years had demonstrated "alarming ineptitude". The judge has raised concerns in…
The Government has failed to deliver more than £4 billion in planned cuts to disability benefits, new analysis has found. Senior Labour MPs accused the Tories of "creating further waste and expense" with their reforms to the system, forcing further cuts elsewhere in the welfare budget. Office for Budget Responsibility…
Disability Rights UK has partnered with University of Birmingham and Sport England to develop evidence based guidelines to help social workers to have conversations with disabled people in receipt of social care support (personal budgets and direct payments) about how and where to be physically active and importantly why. findings…
A major new discovery has been made towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis - potentially paving the way for new treatments. Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the disease and a potential hallmark which could be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder.…
Ministers have unveiled changes that will allow disabled people to keep their specially adapted cars and other vehicles for longer should they have their benefits withdrawn. Those who lose eligibility for the Motability scheme will now be able to keep their cars for up to six months, including through any…
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