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‘Inconsistent’ services for disabled taxi passengers

BBC news article, 4 April 2017: Inconsistent’ services for disabled taxi passengers Taxi services for disabled people are “mixed” and “inconsistent”, according to an advisor to the Welsh Local Government Association. John Forsey said consistent disability training should be offered … Continue reading

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Bus companies ‘using loopholes’ to evade access laws

Disability news service blog post, by John Pring on August 18, 2016: Bus companies ‘using loopholes’ to evade access laws Public transport providers and local authorities are using loopholes in legislation to avoid their legal obligations to ensure that buses … Continue reading

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Airport experiences of disabled passengers

Independent Living blog post, 2 Aug 2016: Airport experiences of disabled passengers Study headed by Kay Allen, OBE recommends more collaboration between airlines, airports and service providers A new report based on the experiences of 543 passengers has recommended more … Continue reading

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DRUK wants to interview disabled self-employed people

Self-employed? Disabled? Disability Rights UK wants to interview you, 03 June 2016 They are looking for someone who has chosen self-employment as a means of more successfully accommodating their disability than employment. They are interested in capturing the difficulties you encountered in employment … Continue reading

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Able radio, a voice for disabled people, is 10 years old

Disability Wales news report: Radio station aims to give voice to disabled people, 9 May 2016 An internet radio station produced by and for people with disabilities is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting. Able Radio started life as an in-house production … Continue reading

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Benefit cap hurts disabled people and carers

Disability Rights UK reports on 5 May 2016 that: Benefit cap hurts disabled people and carers The latest benefit cap figures show effect on disabled people and carers. View DWP statistics At February 2016, of those capped households: 14 % … Continue reading

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Hundreds of thousands of disabled people are living in destitution

Disability news service article, by John Pring, 28 April 2016: Hundreds of thousands of disabled people in ‘destitution’, research suggests Hundreds of thousands of disabled people are living in destitution, the first piece of research to look at extreme poverty … Continue reading

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Are people with ME disabled?

TIPSFORME blog: Are you Disabled?, by Jenny, 15 April 2016 On Twitter there have been some interesting discussions this week about disability identity and ME. I think this is worth everyone with ME thinking about. For most of us ME is … Continue reading

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Disability employment gap inquiry launched

Disability Rights UK article, 4 April 2016: Disability employment gap inquiry launched The Work and Pensions Committee launches an inquiry into the Government’s commitment to halve the “disability employment gap” – the difference in employment rates between disabled and non-disabled … Continue reading

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Workshop 16 July – Social services & disabled people

Disabled People’s Rights and the Transformation of Social Services in Wales 16 July Glasdir, Llanrwst  10:30 – 16:00 9 Sept Ivy Bush, Carmarthen  10:30 – 16:00 In two short sessions: Make sense of the new Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) … Continue reading

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