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DPAC stage Universal Credit protests

Disabled People Against Cuts have staged a series of protests around the country today to protest universal credit. Introduced in 2013 by the Conservatives as a total overhaul of the benefits system to replace six means-tested benefits systems, including Income...

Jobseekers want more accessible online applications

A survey by Recite Me and VERCIDA has revealed that 69% of jobseekers think that employers and recruiters should increase the accessibility of online applications for jobs. The survey of 112 jobseekers also shows that just one in three (33%) think that employers and...

Government protect bus passes for disabled people

The government have announced that free off-peak bus travel for older and disabled people will be kept in place for the foreseeable future. The service has been in place since 2007, having been brought in through the passing of the English National Concessionary...

Government consider new air travel measures

The government are considering undertaking new measures to improve air travel for disabled people. The move comes after recent controversy at Heathrow Airport when BBC journalist Frank Gardner was left sitting on a plane for almost two hours while staff attempted to...

BBC journalist criticises Heathrow

BBC journalist has criticised the treatment of disabled passengers by Heathrow airport after they "lost" his wheelchair. Frank Gardner was left stranded on a plane for nearly two hours after landing at Heathrow on Saturday morning as it transpired his wheelchair was...

Video for World Down Syndrome Day moves nation

If you haven't seen it already you must have been living under a rock for the last few days as this incredibly beautiful and moving video has taken the internet by storm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Biex1XR_mpo Created by a group of mums who are all part of a...

Cancer drugs could help MS patients

Results from a trial have shown very positive results for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The BBC reported that more than 100 people took part in the trial in hospitals in Chicago (USA), Sheffield (UK), Uppsala (Sweden) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). The patients...

Stephen Hawking has died age 76

World renowned scientist Stephen Hawking has sadly passed away at the age of 76. It is reported that he passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Cambridge early this morning (Wednesday 14th March). His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim have released a...