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A report from the Independent Living Strategy Group (ILSG), based on FOI returns from all English councils with statutory social services responsibilities reveals significant concerns about payment card practice and makes recommendations on how councils can properly comply with Care Act guidance.
Press release: Disability rights coalition calls for talks with prime minister over ‘human catastrophe’
A coalition of Disabled people’s organisations has today written to the Prime Minister urging her to meet with them to discuss the deteriorating quality of life experienced by millions of disabled people in the UK.
The High Court has ruled that a legal challenge of the Access to Work cap can go ahead. The restrictions were introduced by the Department for Work and Pensions to limit the amount of support that individuals can be awarded by the once flagship disability employment scheme.
Are foundations doing enough to understand disability equality issues and the lived experience of disabled people? Article by Sioned Churchill, Director of Special Initiatives and Evaluation at Trust for London, in Trusts and Foundations News.
On Tuesday 5 December, court papers in a legal challenge were served on the Department for Work and Pensions over its introduction of the Access to Work cap, a measure which limits the amount of support that individuals can be awarded by the once flagship disability employment scheme.
Inclusion London supports a legal challenge about recent changes to Personal Independence Payment Regulations
A Disabled person with support from Inclusion London and other Disability charities is bringing a challenge to the unfair and discriminatory way those with psychological distress are treated by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rules.
Barriers to Work – Deaf and Disabled employees are losing out due to changes in government’s Access to Work programme
Newly published research has found evidence of significant problems with the Government’s disability employment support programme Access to Work. Inclusion London’s report “Barriers to Work” will be launched in Parliament on 24 October alongside a comprehensive list of recommendations from the campaign #StopChanges2AtW
Luke’s appeal was dismissed. This is a devastating outcome for him as he won’t only be stuck at home with minimal support he also risks losing his support team, who were with him for 18 years. The outcome is also disappointing and worrying for other Disabled people, as this case sends a message to local authorities that they can implement whatever cuts they want as long as they follow the right process.
Civil society organisations, including Inclusion London, the British Institute of Human Rights, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, the Runnymede Trust, and Just Fair, have come together to express disappointment at the Government’s decision to accept fewer than half of recommendations received to improve the UK’s human rights record.