Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Disability

DWP faces judicial review after mentally ill man found ‘starved to death’

Errol Graham starved to death in June 2018 after the DWP stopped his benefits.

Disabled woman in court win over ‘discriminatory’ council care charges

Norfolk County Council’s decision to increase a severely disabled woman's care charges was discriminatory, judge rules.

Tories reject petition signed by 120,000 people demanding fairer disability benefits

Petition calls for the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit to be extended to legacy benefits.

DWP must allow disabled students to claim Universal Credit, court rules

Disabled student wins right to be considered for Universal Credit.

DWP apologises after publishing personal details of more than 6,000 disability claimants

DWP data breach is being investigated the Information Commissioner.

UK facing a ‘jobs crisis for disabled people’, charity warns

Employers are reluctant to hire disabled people during the Covid pandemic.

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.

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