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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.

New guides are a must for all UK carers

ARE YOU one of the UK's 6.5 million unpaid carers who are looking after disabled or older relatives or friends?

Deaf people refused access to stores and taxis

THE majority of deaf people who use hearing dogs to get out and about have been refused access to shops and restaurants. And one-in-six have been shunned by taxi drivers.

High court victory for Rex the robotic walking aid

TWO men with spinal cord injuries have won insurance pay-outs for revolutionary robotic walking aids.

Thousands of disabled pupils miss out on eye tests

THOUSANDS of vulnerable children with disabilities are missing out on crucial eye care – despite the high risk of sight problems.

Premier League promise action for disabled fans

GREAT news for football, fans – all Premier League clubs have agreed to improve access for disabled supporters by August 2017.

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