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Call for action over hospital benefits ruling

CHILDREN’S charities are calling on the Government to act urgently on the recent Supreme Court ruling that said it was wrong to stop disability benefits to a Warrington family while their son was in hospital.

Judgment supports disabled people

PEOPLE who are unable to make decisions for themselves because they lack mental capacity should always be directly involved in court hearings about their personal liberty, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Disability laws haven’t worked for us

ADULTS with cerebral palsy are still experiencing the same levels of “debilitating discrimination” as they suffered before the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 20 years ago, say campaigners.

Disabled people face another bleak year

NINE in ten disabled people on low incomes have seen no sign of their financial situation improving in the last year, say national charity Turn2Us.

Families are afraid to claim benefits

MANY families with disabled children are not claiming benefits they are entitled to because of the way some sections of the media portray claimants.

Easy to read manifestos for learning disabled voters

EASY to read versions of the five main political party’s manifestos are now available for people with learning disabilities.

Government back down over students allowances

THE Government has backed down over its plans to cut Disabled Students' Allowances. The decision has put a big smile on Zanna Messenger-Jones, 17, who hopes to start university in September.

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