New Government Must Make Society Fairer for Disabled People | DisabledGo News and Blog


National disability charity, Sense, has responded to the General Election result, highlighting that whatever the makeup of the new government, policy makers must grasp the chance to reduce barriers to opportunity for disabled people, if it wishes to allow all people to realise their aspirations. Richard Kramer, Deputy CEO of National Disability Charity, Sense, said: “Although we have a hung parliament, there is a real opportunity for the new Government to make our society fairer, which is why it is vital that policy makers listen to the voices of disabled people and work towards levelling the playing field once and for all. “Disabled campaigners raised a number of key issues throughout the general election campaign, including the current social care crisis and recent disability welfare changes, which the Government must urgently address if it truly wishes to support the aspirations of disabled people throughout our country. “Disabled people deserve to live full and independent lives,

Source: New Government Must Make Society Fairer for Disabled People | DisabledGo News and Blog

Petition update · Changing Places debated in the House of Commons · Change.org


This evening there has been a debate in the House of Commons regarding community toilet facilities for those with disabilities, including Changing Place facilities. The general consensus was that more needs to be done to include these facilities. I’ve included a link, the debate starts at 20.24, and I do get a mention 🙂

Source: Petition update · Changing Places debated in the House of Commons · Change.org

Whistleblower lifts lid on ‘daily flood’ of complaints from disabled people about heartless PIP assessments – Daily Record


Dispatches: No ‘Honor’ in Murder in Pakistan | Human Rights Watch


They planned to shoot 19-year-old Saba Qaiser in the head, put her body in a bag, and dump it in the river. It’s pure luck that they didn’t succeed. Saba was wounded but not dead, and managed to drag herself out of the river. Her attackers? Her father and her uncle, who sought revenge on Saba after she married without their permission.

Source: Dispatches: No ‘Honor’ in Murder in Pakistan | Human Rights Watch