Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Domestic Abuse Bill fails to protect disabled and vulnerable victims

Bill fails to provide sufficient protections for migrants and disabled survivors of abuse.

Coronavirus: Tories warned that ‘new shielding guidance lacks basic protections’

UK government "is not providing robust support and protections for those most at risk."

Reports of disability hate crime continue to rise as number of police charges fall

New figures show a continuing increase in reports of disability hate crime to police.

DWP has no legal duty to safeguard vulnerable claimants, says Thérèse Coffey

DWP Secretary's comments described as "shameful" and "dangerous" by a leading disability charity.

Open letter to MPs calls for the restoration of disability rights

Letter says disabled people's human rights were removed as part of the Coronavirus Act.

Tories must restore the rights of disabled people scrapped under Coronavirus Act

Letter signed by more than 60 organisations including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Liberty and Mind.

Disabled dad left in ‘mouldy and mouse-infested’ temporary accommodation for three years

Ombudsman investigation found that the council failed in its duty to provide suitable accommodation.

DWP splashes £120m fighting disability benefit appeals despite record claimant success rates

UK government urged to fundamentally overhaul the disability benefits system.

Benefit appeal rules ruled ‘unlawful’ at the High Court

DWP has confirmed that they will not appeal the verdict.

Government’s ‘deafening silence’ a year on from damning ‘access to welfare’ report branded ‘shameful’

“The ‘six-month rule’ severely restricts access to vital financial support for many terminally ill people."

86% of parents of autistic children felt lack of government support during lockdown

Families of autistic young people need to feel confident in the amount of support available.

Charities call for an independent inquiry into benefit deaths

Leading charities and mental health organisations join forces to 'stop benefit deaths'.

DWP faces legal action from disabled student blocked from claiming Universal Credit

DWP refused to undertake a work capability assessment on the basis that she was a full-time student.

Disabled women over 11 times more likely to die of Coronavirus, analysis shows

Government accused of failing to protect disabled people from the Coronavirus pandemic.

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