Punished for being ill: ‘Benefit changes made my illness much worse’

September 19, 2017 admin 1

A Lancashire dad has criticised a new disability support assessment system which he says put his livelihood – and health – at risk. Michael Gibson, […]

Couple guilty of disability hate crime in Horsham

September 15, 2017 admin 0

A man and a woman have been found guilty of verbally abusing a severely disabled man in Horsham. The victim cannot walk unaided and needs […]

Mum furious after photo of disabled son removed by Instagram

September 15, 2017 admin 0

A Midland mum has blasted Instagram – after a photo of her disabled son was removed by the photography sharing platform. Charlene Beswick was backed […]

Disability assessors asked: ‘how long will you have Parkinson’s for?’

September 14, 2017 admin 3

Michael Gibson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease when he was just 18. But despite Parkinson’s being a serious, progressive neurological illness with no known cure, […]

MSPs urge crackdown on disabled parking abuse

September 14, 2017 admin 0

Legislation on disable parking spaces came into force in 2009 The abuse of disabled persons’ parking spaces is still having a huge impact on people’s […]

PM: ‘Not fair’ for UN to say Government doesn’t help disabled

September 13, 2017 admin 2

Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to defend her Government’s disability rights record in Parliament, taking to the dispatch box to reject as ‘not fair’ […]