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ESA: A Catalogue of Cancellations

A Yorkshire woman with multiple degenerative conditions has criticised a DWP Work Capability Assessment contractor after they cancelled 4 separate appointments in a row. Delia (whose name has been changed

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Argos Makes Shop Less Accessible

In the last year or so, my local Argos store revamped its shop and became more technology friendly, but it’s a shame it did not consider its disabled customers and

Disability United responds to EHRC Housing Inquiry

On 14 December, 2016 the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a formal inquiry on housing for disabled people. We fist-pumped the air. I think the lack of accessible housing

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5 Year Old Asked to Leave Play Area for Using Wheelchair

Last week, play time ended when a 5 year old was asked to leave Berzerk Children’s Activity Centre in Northampton for using a wheelchair. Speaking to The Sun , Archie’s

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TfA Protests Turn Up and Go Assistance Being Wiped Off The Map

33 stations operated by Southern Rail have withdrawn Turn Up and Go assistance following a controversial change to staffing arrangements. Despite repeated strikes from members of the RMT union and

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Dad Dave Petitions: “Keep PIP Promises Penny”

My name is Dave Gale. I have Becker Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting condition that severely impacts my mobility, and I need you to sign my PIP petition: https://www.change.org/p/minister-for-disabled-people-penny-mordaunt-mp-end-the-uncertainty-for-disabled-people-who-are-having-their-adapted-vehicles-taken-away I need

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£2bn for Social Care: Where is the Money Going?

After months of pressure from local government, campaigners, charities and others, Philip Hammond provided an extra £2bn for social care. It has been accepted by everyone, including by the government,

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Accessible Toilet at Risk of Being Flushed Away in Council Cutbacks

Disabled people’s access to play provision and outdoor space is under threat as a council tries to balance its books, leaving the future of a flagship ‘Changing Places’ public toilet

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School Transport Must Try Harder

Changes to councils’ transport policies are having an increasing effect on children trying to get to school, according to a report released by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO). The Ombudsman

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Wheelchair Users Welcome Aboard, Just Put It With the Rest of the Luggage

I recently enquired to travel with Just Go Holidays. This is a service which provides coach trips around the country, taking away the hassle of having to drive yourself, and