Win or lose against the Mail on Sunday, the princess has displayed courage in breaking free of the media’s expectations, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams
In its ongoing efforts to make life just that much more difficult and humiliating for vulnerable people, the Trump administration is floating a new rule that would add in layers of bureaucracy for some people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance. The administrative costs for that added level of review would basically zero out any savings to the program, proving once again that cruelty is the point for Donald Trump and team.
Source: Trump administration proposes rule to punish disabled people : Daily Kos
This is pure discrimination of which the UK Legal System is also guilty of.
While isolation can occur at any age, it is very common with the elderly and could increase as age increases.
So the age restrictions on PIP and the former DLA for new claims is a direct action or non-action to increase the rate of isolation, when more should be occurring to combat it.
It is purported that the UK is a caring country, but all the fact show it is far from it.
This is a situation which all former Governments are guilty of and it goes without saying that the current is more guilty than the others.
Both Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (which is replacing DLA) provide help with the extra costs disabled people face when getting around. The DLA or PIP mobility component can continue to be paid indefinitely, but there is an upper age limit for new claims – now the State Pension Age. This means that some older people cannot get benefits for mobility needs and cannot access linked schemes such as Motability.
What mobility benefits are available?
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit to help people with the extra costs of being disabled. The mobility component of DLA – for help with getting around – is paid at two different levels. The care component – for help with personal care needs – is paid at three levels. For people of…
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A council wrongly reduced a disabled man’s personal budget by arbitrarily capping respite payments at the equivalent cost of residential care, despite this being an unsuitable way of meeting his needs, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. As a result, his parents had to top up payments for carers so that the […]
Families are facing homelessness because of errors in the way local authorities calculate housing benefit entitlements.
Source: Ombudsman warns of the ‘human cost’ of housing benefit errors : Welfare Weekly
When royals try to be entrepreneurial or work with billionaires, it doesn’t usually go well. Still, there’s always the acting, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff
Researchers have shown that the brains of young adult Romanian adoptees who were institutionalized as children are around 8.6% smaller than the brains of English adoptees who have not suffered this form of deprivation.
It is impossible to feel justice has been done for the British teenager in the Cyprus rape case, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff
Myself and my family rely on Social Care for the continued care of our daughter, who has learning and physical disabilities and autism. We have for many years (50 odd years) undertook the caring without the direct involvement of Social Services, however, with advancing years and continuing decline in health, care is now required from Care Providers and is funded through Adult Social Care.
By this action it shows that Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust do not care and do not consider health in these actions so they are now Gloucestershire No Health and Unable to Care NHS Trust.
They should be ashamed of themselves, for they are commissioned to improve lives and not make them worse. A Formal Complaint needs to be sent immediately and assuming that their actions will not improve there should also be a submission to the Health Ombudsman.