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Almost a third of disabled people in Britain said they feel there is prejudice towards them, a study has found. Around 32% of disabled people feel there is a lot of disability prejudice, compared to 22% of the general public, according to the survey. The report also showed: 41% of…
In what is believed to be one of the largest "product liability" group actions in the UK, a group of 312 claimants brought High Court proceedings against manufacturer DePuy over allegations relating to the failure of metal-on-metal implants. The four-month hearing - which centred on Pinnacle Ultamet implants - concerned…
Ministers have again come under fire over an "unfit" policy on disability benefits - as an MP revealed how identical twins, suffering with the same condition, had been given differing judgments by assessors. The twins, who both had the same genetic condition, went for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments at…
MPs have attacked the "totally unacceptable" £1.7 million pay of the boss of a business that supplies cars to people with disabilities. Earnings and the £2.4 billion cash reserves being "hoarded" by Motability Operations are "totally out of whack" with the reality of its position in the market, two powerful…
New timetable arrangements coming into force on the railways this weekend are a "disgusting insult" to disabled passengers, a union has said. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said the latest instruction from Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) tells staff not to attempt to place people of reduced mobility on…
The Government is failing to meet its commitment to put disabled people at the heart of its aid programme, a watchdog has warned. Ministers pledged to make disability inclusion in developing countries central in work to help the world's poorest, but there is still a "considerable distance" to go, the…
The closure of scores of public toilets across Britain has caused social isolation for some elderly and disabled people, leading nurses have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched a campaign for local governments to provide accessible public facilities "catering for a broad range of needs". Cash-strapped councils…
Disabled people are being trapped inside their homes because of a "chronic" shortage of suitable housing, a new report warns.The Equality and Human Rights Commission said 365,000 disabled people have reported that their homes are not suitable for their needs.The Government was urged to take action to make all new…
Two severely disabled men have begun a High Court challenge against the Government's controversial Universal Credit benefits scheme, which they say has left them unable to meet many of their basic needs. Their lawyer told a judge in London on Tuesday that a "significant" drop in monthly income was having…
Pregnant women in Wales will be the first in the UK to be offered a safer and more accurate test for Down's syndrome, according to the Welsh Government. The new non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT), which it is anticipated will save one to two babies from miscarriage each year in the…
The purpose of this Evidence Review is to examine the latest practice, policy and evidence, bringing together social work in the 21st century, and reforms to support families with disabled children and young people. The authors are experts, from a range of backgrounds and professions, who share a passion and…
MPs and campaigners have urged the Government to go further in reforming benefits for disabled people after ministers published their response to a major review. The Department for Work and Pensions has pledged to make recording assessments for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) a standard part of the process. This is…
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