Charities ‘deeply concerned’ by planned changes to disability benefit

The heads of more than 30 charities have written to the disabilities minister stating that they are "deeply concerned" by proposed changes to a...

Dawn Butler stands up for British Sign Language in parliament

Yesterday I made history by becoming the first member of parliament to ask a question in the House of Commons using British Sign Language...

Dementia: one in three cases go un-diagnosed

Doctors are failing to detect dementia in hundreds of thousands of patients, a major study has found. It suggests a third of those affected by...

NURSES – HOPE FOR WAGES

Signals coming from Downing Street seem to suggest a re-think on some public sector wage increases. It would appear that Theresa May recognises the...

BIG BUSINESS ‘ROLE OF HONOUR’

The Government is committed to encouraging companies to sign up to the 'Disability Confident' scheme. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) strongly believes in the need...

TODAY IS WORLD DISABILITY DAY!

And where are our politicians announcing their support for 'World Disability Day?' Sunday 3rd December 2017 Disability Day, or the International Day of People, is a...

FIRST CELEBRITY QUITS OXFAM

Minnie Driver has become the first celebrity to quit OXFAM in the wake of the sexual misconduct claims. The 48 year old actress , who...

BARBARA WINDSOR DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER’S

The much loved Barbara Windsor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Her husband, Scott Mitchell, disclosed her illness after the 80 year old's memory loss...

COULD THERESA MAY WALK IN THESE SHOES?

Billy Davis reports on how the Government should be listening to everyone - including those with learning difficulties. He writes, " just because someone has...

CLOTHING SOLUTIONS – A CHARITY PROVIDING A BRILLIANT AND UNIQUE SERVICE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Clothing Solutions for Disabled People is a charity providing a unique clothing service for learning and physically disabled children and adults. They assist disabled people,...

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SOCIAL WORK ENGLAND BECOMES THE NEW SPECIALIST REGULATOR FOR SOCIAL WORKERS

On Monday 2nd December Social Work England took over from the 'Health and Care Professions Council' as the new specialist regulator for the profession. Social work is...