Tag Archives: Disability Rights UK

DWP Minister says Universal Credit will encourage disabled people into education – but how?

Disability Rights UK blog post, 23 Aug 2017: Minister says Universal Credit designed to encourage disabled people to take up education – but doesn’t explain how Regulations barring most disabled students from getting Universal Credit have been defended by the Government … Continue reading

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High success rate in ESA sanction challenges

People with ME can be reassured that it is worth challenging Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) sanctions, according to recent statistics. Disability Rights UK blog post, 17 August 2017: High success rate in ESA sanction challenges New DWP statistics show … Continue reading

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PIP reassessments cause more than half DLA claimants to lose Motability rights

Disability news service blog post, by John pring, 6 July 2017: PIP reassessments cause more than half DLA claimants to lose Motability rights  More than half of those disabled people previously eligible for the Motability vehicle scheme have lost that … Continue reading

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DRUK manifesto for disability rights in a post-EU UK

Disability Rights UK blog post, 26 June 2017: Our Manifesto for disability rights in a post-EU UK Disability Rights UK has produced a manifesto on what the disability rights sector should be seeking from a post-EU UK. Read the manifesto: The … Continue reading

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Disability Rights UK Brexit manifesto consultation

Disability Rights UK blog post, 21 April 2017: Disability Rights UK Research and Manifesto on Brexit Disability Rights UK has been researching the possible impact of Brexit on disabled people’s rights. This has included looking at UK laws that have … Continue reading

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Changes to PIP should help some Motability users

Disability Rights UK blog post, 21 April 2017: Changes to PIP should help some Motability users The Government has announced that disabled people who are turned down for the enhanced mobility rate of Personal Independence Payment and lease a vehicle … Continue reading

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UK disabled groups address the United Nations & House of Lords

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is reviewing the United Kingdom’s (UK) progress in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – which the UK signed in 2009. Guardian article, by … Continue reading

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Wheelchair user wins accessible bus travel Supreme court case

BBC News article, 18 January 20: ‘Wheelchair v buggy’: Disabled man wins Supreme Court case A disabled man has won a Supreme Court case after a dispute with a woman with a buggy over wheelchair space on a bus. It … Continue reading

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Green Paper & consultation on transforming employment prospects for disabled & ill people

Disability Rights UK blog post, 2 November 2016: Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper This green paper sets out the government’s proposals on ways to halve the disability employment gap disabled people and people with long-term health … Continue reading

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Dramatic fall in numbers placed in ESA support group

Disability UK blog post, 26 September 2016: Dramatic fall in numbers placed in ESA support group Disabled people placed in the support group following a new ESA claim fell by 42% in the three months up to March 2016, according … Continue reading

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