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Charity calls on government to halt proposed cuts to Employment Support Allowance

Charity calls on government to halt proposed cuts to Employment Support Allowance

  The Work and Pensions Select Committee said cuts in disability benefits should be delayed until the government clarifies how it will support those in need of extra money. The allowance is set to be reduced from £102 to £73 per week from April.   Richard Kramer, Deputy Chief Executive at Sense, said:   “ESA […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Will eradicating Down’s Syndrome have an effect on society?

Will eradicating Down’s Syndrome have an effect on society?

Actress and writer Sally Phillips is a mother to three boys, all of whom like swimming, cricket, ice-cream and Barcelona football club. Olly, the eldest, also has Down’s Syndrome. Following the announcement that a new screening test is said to detect Down’s Syndrome in pregnancies with 99 percent accuracy, Sally examines this emotionally charged subject […]

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Greater independence for disabled resident as West Sussex care home marks 60th anniversary

Greater independence for disabled resident as West Sussex care home marks 60th anniversary

  The accommodation enables disabled people to learn how to live more independent lives.   With the latest equipment and facilities adapted for disabled people, the flat has private kitchens and bathrooms, allowing three disabled people to cook meals, wash and dress without assistance.     The project was supported by a grant from the […]

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
House of Lords to ask charities how Equality Act can be improved for the disabled

House of Lords to ask charities how Equality Act can be improved for the disabled

UK disability charities will next week give their verdict on the disability provisions of the Equality Act 2010 to the House of Lords committee investigating the legislation.   The Committee on the Equality Act 2010 will hear on Tuesday 14 July from Disability Rights UK and the RNIB. The charities will be asked for their […]

July 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
New internship helps three learning disabled students secure employment

New internship helps three learning disabled students secure employment

Last week, eight Leicester students with learning disabilities celebrated as they graduated from a nine month supported internship with Remploy, based at their head office in Leicestershire. The new internship programme, called Steps into Work is delivered by Remploy in partnership with National Star College.       Without support, many learning disabled people will […]

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