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’ […]

( USA ) What Happens To The Sick, Disabled And Elderly During Hurricanes

September 12, 2017 admin 0

The one-two punch of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma over the past two weeks has been a reminder that hurricanes are life-threatening events — Hurricane […]

£6million snatched from multiple sclerosis sufferers in cruel Personal Independence Payments crackdown

September 11, 2017 admin 0

Thousands of people living with multiple sclerosis have lost millions in benefits since the introduction of Personal ­Independence Payments. Despite previously qualifying for the highest rates of […]

Woman denies falsely claiming disability benefits for 10 years

September 11, 2017 admin 0

A 57-year-old woman has been charged with falsely claiming disability benefits for 10 years – amassing £65,000. Kay Woodward allegedly failed to tell the Department […]

Disabled child travel cuts ‘force parents to work less’

September 10, 2017 admin 0

Parents of disabled children say they have quit jobs or cut their hours because of problems with the school transport system. Almost half (48%) of […]

Cyprus could be destination for disabled divers

September 10, 2017 admin 0

MORE needs to be done to promote diving for disabled in Cyprus, as well as better access to the sea and dive sites, according to […]

MP calls on UK Parliament to do more to eliminate disability hate crime

September 9, 2017 admin 0

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called for the UK Parliament to debate disability hate crime, highlighting the work of a […]

‘Lonely’ disabled boy ‘unable to play with school friends’ after NHS refuses him powered wheelchair because “social interaction” isn’t medical requirement

September 8, 2017 admin 0

A four-year-old boy with a rare killer disease is unable to “run around” with his friends after the NHS refused to fund a new powered […]

Disabilities in a time of austerity

September 7, 2017 admin 0

The Government’s drive to reduce public spending has hit everyone hard. But the impact it has had upon disabled people has been particularly punishing to […]