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Brexit cuts could lead to funding loss

Separation from EU could mean a loss of funding for disability charities, the Equality and Diversity Forum claims.  Areport by the Equality and Diversity Forum, a composite network of human rights organisations in the UK, says the government has made no commitment to...

Non-disabled actor cast again

Elisabeth Moss, best known for her roles in Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale, has been cast as Rosemary Kennedy in the upcoming biopic about her life, Letters from Rosemary. Rosemary was the sister of 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and was born...

Disabled French get vote

Disabled citizens in France given the right to vote for first time. France announced in February that disabled people would be granted the right to vote. Article five of the country’s Electoral Code had previously prevented individuals who had been assigned a guardian...

Carers at risk

Back pay bill puts overnight care at risk A back pay bill may put thousands of people across England who require an overnight care worker at risk, claims Martin Green of Care England. Writing in the Guardian, Green states that the crisis has arisen “due to lack of...

Prove you’re disabled

Madame Tussauds ask wheelchair user to “prove” disability by Katie Campbell Madame Tussauds have apologised to a customer after asking him to “prove” his impairment while trying to purchase a ticket. Liam Maxwell, 26, has cerebral palsy and scoliosis, and uses a...

Dealing with PIP

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) is looking into concerns that complaints made against PIP assessors are not being dealt with appropriately. Nurses, physiotherapists and paramedics are among those who have taken on the role as an assessor to professionally...

Gleneagles golf for all

Gleneagles change disability policy after shunning golfer World-rennowned golf club Gleneagles are reviewing their discrimination policy after complaints from a disabled golfer brought to light its unjust nature. Retired police officer Phil Housley was told he would...

The wrong questions

Claimants asked how they caught Down’s syndrome The Work and Pensions Committee* has revealed that following a call last year for evidence on the medical assessments for disability benefits PIP and ESA they had a staggering 4000 responses. Claimants were invited to...