Government refuses to back acccess amendment

The government has failed  to support new laws that would provide access for 800,000 fellow wheelchair-users to 60,000 shops, pubs and cafés across England, Scotland and Wales.

30 November 2017

Read John Pring’s Disability News article here

 

Government plans “a con”

Debbie Abrahams,  Shaddow DWP Minister n why the government plans to get more disabled people into work are a con.

30 November 2017

Read her Canary article here

 

Philip Hammond; disabled workers are suppressing productivity

Philip Hammond has been criticised for suggesting disabled workers are suppressing productivity rates.

The Chancellor said “increasing participation” in the workforce, “for example of disabled people”, may have “had an impact on overall productivity measures”.

Transport help for disabled Londoners

An article by Barb Roberts a London based disability Campaigner about new help  on London Transport for disabled customers.

4 December 2017

Read Barb’s article here

 

1 million more disabled people in work?

A worrying blog article by SameDiffererence about Theresa May’s plans to get one million more disabled people into work

30 November 2017

Read it here

“Real disability” not anxiety

George Freeman, head of Tory policy on why anxiety isn’t a “real disability”.

26 February 2017

Read the Daily Telegraph article here

Chancellor discriminating against disabled people

Caroline Lucas MP, take Chancellor Philip Hammond  to task about his discriminatory remarks about disabled people.

13 December 2017

Watch the clip here

Employers Admit Prejudice Against Disabled People

A disturbing survey published in the Independent shows just how prejudiced employers are against disabled people.

14 December 2017  

Read the story here

Disabled Woman trapped in care home that wants to evict her

A very troubling article on the Disability News Service by John Pringle on 9 November 2017

Read the full article here 

Disabled people: attitudes towards travel

A Department for Transport Report, Transport social research and evaluation and Accessible transport Published 13 November 2017

Read the report here