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The minister for disabled people has again misled MPs, after she claimed that the UK had “volunteered” to take part in a public UN examination which concluded that her government’s disability policies had caused a “human catastrophe”. Penny Mordaunt was responding to Labour’s new shadow minister for disabled people, Marsha de Cordova, who told the Commons this week that the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities had “condemned” the government’s progress on disability employment. De Cordova had asked Mordaunt if the government would respond to those concerns. The committee’s “concluding observations” report, in August, examined how the UK had implemented the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Among more than 80 recommendations for improvements – a record number for any country being examined by the committee – it was heavily critical of the UK government’s failure to take action to close the disability pay gap and the disability employment

Source: Mordaunt misleads MPs… again | DisabledGo News and Blog

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When Lauren Pitt graduated with a 2:1 degree in Theology and built up an extensive list of volunteering experience, she didn’t imagine she would have too many

Source: “I’ve got a good degree and great CV but I’ve been turned down for 250 jobs because I’m blind” | DisabledGo News and Blog


The terrifying prospect that even routine operations will be impossible to perform has been raised by experts alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant genes

Source: ‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance | Society | The Guardian


David Gauke the latest in a long line of ministers of state for DWP this week refused to halt the roll out of Universal Credit despite warnings from many credible sources including his own backbenchers that it was a disaster in waiting.

As the roll out of Universal Credit proceeds more and more disabled people are likely to find that they miss out on any transitional protections and in the worst case scenario that their claim is treated as a new one they face the loss of £78.35 a week from their social security payments.

This is because in Universal credit there are no Severe Disability Premiums or Enhanced Disability Premium paid. They simply vanish into thin air.

Research has shown that the additional cost of being disabled is £500 per month extra but the nasty party are stripping claimants of most of the money they need to meet those additional costs.

We’re planning something for International Day of Disabled People with more details about this to follow but in the meantime we’re asking people to contact their MPs and ask them to justify taking £73.35 pw away from those who have the highest support needs/ are most severely disabled.

Maybe they’ll say how they manage to sleep at nights.

 

Source: Daylight Robbery – Most severely disabled people will lose £78.35 pw from Universal Credit – DPAC


But report also finds increase in those feeling safe, while two-thirds had enough choice over their care and support

Source: More adult care users need help with daily living, national survey finds


Survey also shows that more than half of disabled jobseekers ‘face barriers’ when applying for jobs.

Source: 75% of disabled jobseekers say condition hampers their job-hunt : Welfare Weekly


Disabled people need to apply for 60 per cent more jobs than non-disabled jobseekers before they find work, new research shows. An Opinium survey of 2,000

Source: Disabled people have to apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people before finding one | DisabledGo News and Blog


This ADHD Awareness Month, ADDitude has a zero tolerance policy toward lies and generalizations. Click on each truth below to learn more about ADHD, and check back each day in October for more.

Source: ADHD Awareness Month: ADD Is Not Fake!


Stem cells taken from the umbilical cords of babies can help repair damaged hearts and improve their function, a new study suggests. Around 500,000 people in

Source: Stem cells taken from umbilical cords of babies can help repair damaged hearts, study suggests | DisabledGo News and Blog


Men and women both transmit an increasing number of new mutations to their children as they age.

Source: Parental age ups rate of new mutations passed to children | Spectrum | Autism Research News

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