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Carers on the brink – despite new laws

FINANCIAL pressures are pushing England’s 5.4 million unpaid carers to the brink – despite new laws designed to help them.

Government is failing disabled people in all areas – including communications

THE Government and public sector bodies are failing disabled people in all areas of life – including disseminating information properly – says a new Lords report.

Government serve up another crushing blow to disabled people

JUST when you’d think the Government couldn’t hit disabled people any more, along comes another crushing blow.

‘Bedroom Tax’ legal challenge at the Supreme Court

LAWYERS representing people with disabilities and adult carers are in the Supreme Court this week arguing that the ‘bedroom tax’ unjustifiably discriminates against disabled people.

More disabled workers face discrimination at the DWP

THE number of disabled civil servants who have faced discrimination within the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has risen by nearly a quarter in just a year, according to new figures.

Independent Living Fund gets another four years

FORMER recipients of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) in England will continue to get support for the next four years, following months of campaigning pressure from disabled activists like Coronation Street’s Cherylee Houston (pictured), writes JOHN PRING (Disability News Service)

TUC calls for action on disability equality in new manifesto

THE TUC has published its manifesto to promote equality for disabled people and challenge discrimination against them.

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