Disability pay gap highest on record

A report by the Trade Unions Congress (TUC) has revealed that the average hourly rate for a disabled person was 15% lower than that of a non-disabled worker, the highest the...

The reality of acquiring a suitable wheelchair

The spinal cord injury charity, Back Up, has recently commissioned research into how people choose, use and fund their wheelchair. The research has highlighted some worrying...

Yellow card scheme abandoned

A decision has been made to abandon a 'yellow card' scheme that was being trialled to support those who have been wrongly stripped of their benefits or suffered cuts to their...

Disability pay gap highest on record

A report by the Trade Unions Congress (TUC) has revealed that the average hourly rate for a disabled person was 15% lower than that of a non-disabled worker, the highest the figure has been since the government began publishing the data in 2013. The average hourly pay...

The reality of acquiring a suitable wheelchair

The spinal cord injury charity, Back Up, has recently commissioned research into how people choose, use and fund their wheelchair. The research has highlighted some worrying findings showing how difficult it can be to acquire an appropriate wheelchair for your needs,...

Yellow card scheme abandoned

A decision has been made to abandon a 'yellow card' scheme that was being trialled to support those who have been wrongly stripped of their benefits or suffered cuts to their benefits. The scheme offered a 14 day cushion to allow claimants to contest the sanction to...

Tackling the housing crisis in Scotland

A recent report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland (EHRC) calls on the Scottish Government to produce a strategy to ensure there’s an adequate supply of housing for disabled people. Fanchea Kelly, chief executive of Blackwood, believes the...

Charity in crisis after £21,000 “goes missing”

A worker for Hull charity Disability Sport Humber has been suspended after the charity discovered £21,000 had gone "missing" from its accounts. The money was discovered to be missing in April. The charity has filed a serious incident report, and trustees say they are...

More United Celebrate Access to Office Fund Victory

More United's campaign for access to elected office funds spearheaded by three disabled candidates from three parties had cause to celebrate yesterday as the government agreed to reopen the fund for 12 months. Across the past five weeks, the candidates launched a...

Together We Are Strong

By Mik Scarlet Regular Columnist   We all have moments in life that mark a turning point. My wedding day, the day I was discovered by a TV producer, the day my spine collapsed. There are too many to list. An event that led to a huge change in my life was the moment I...

The Long Delay – NHS Wheelchair Services

In July 2015 Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson spearheaded the launch of a new charter to improve NHS Wheelchair Services: ‘For too long wheelchair services have been inadequate and it is time that wheelchair users are listened to and provided a proper service, rather than...

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...

Wetherspoons disabled discrimination

Grace Currie was thrown out of the Shrewsbury Hotel on Saturday night after staff in the Wetherspoons pub mistook her disability for drunkenness. The 24-year-old from Shropshire was attending an 18 to 35 group meet-up at the pub with her personal assistant Netty Brook...

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...