Media awards for learning disability groups

THREE groups of people with learning disabilities have been recognised with £500 Inspiring Voices Awards from Media Trust for using digital media in an inspiring way.

New rights for disabled and older bus passengers

DISABLED people, and those with mobility problems, across the European Union have won important new rights to travel on buses and coaches.

Universal Credit: ‘Huge numbers of families will suffer’

HUNDREDS of thousands of families trying to save for the future will be left with little or no financial support under the Government's proposed overhaul of welfare benefits, according to leading think tank the Social Market Foundation.

Hammond gets into gear for Spinal Research broadcast

TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond is supporting Spinal Research by fronting a BBC Lifeline appeal to raise funds for the charity.

Cuts to disability benefits ‘risk widespread poverty’ say TUC

CUTS to Disability Living Allowance will leave disabled people, their carers and their children in poverty, says TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber.

Welfare Reform Bill published today

THE GOVERNMENT’S Welfare Reform Bill – the biggest shake up of the system for 60 years – is published today.

New funding will help disabled people become MPs

DISABLED people who want to become councillors or MPs will have access to a fund to help them overcome the barriers they face, under proposals just published by the Government.

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