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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.

Government plans to scrap Attendance Allowance

THE Government plans to end all new attendance allowance claims and transfer the savings to councils, but says its plans do not include scrapping disability living allowance for older people, writes JOHN PRING (Disability News Service).

We face prejudice on a daily basis, says doctor

PEOPLE with disfigurements experience prejudice – and in many cases hate crime – on a daily basis, says Dr James Partridge.

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