Parties accused of ‘neglecting’ disabled people after politicians fail to show up for welfare debate : Welfare Weekly


Disability Rights UK: “Such a stance is dangerously neglectful.”

Source: Parties accused of ‘neglecting’ disabled people after politicians fail to show up for welfare debate : Welfare Weekly

Peer support ‘could provide impetus for government’s jobs pledge’ | DisabledGo News and Blog


Providing support from their peers is an effective way of boosting disabled people’s job prospects, and should be used far more in government work programmes,

Source: Peer support ‘could provide impetus for government’s jobs pledge’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

Lib Dems Demand Emergency Summit On Motability Crisis


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Liberal Democrats are to calling on the Government to hold an emergency summit with key disability groups into the growing crisis with PIP reassessments and Motability.

Liberal Democrat Disability Champion, Baroness Celia Thomas has tabled a motion in the House of Lords calling on the Government to meet with representatives from Disability Rights UK and the Disability Benefits Consortium to discuss the need for changes to rules governing access to Motability cars wheelchairs, and scooters for disabled people.

Changes to the Personal Independence Payments rules and the reassessments have meant that thousands of disabled people have already lost eligibility for a Motability vehicle, with many thousands set to join them in the coming months.

The loss of Motability cars has had a significant impact on the ability of disabled people to live independent lives, including in some cases people no…

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Sayce calls for ‘strong, united message’ to change hostile attitudes | DisabledGo News and Blog


A leading national disabled people’s organisation (DPO) is to campaign to produce a “sea change” in attitudes to disability, as one of its priorities over the next three years. In its strategic plan for 2016-19, Disability Rights UK (DR UK) says it will focus its campaigning on independent living, improving disabled people’s career opportunities, and – a new priority for the charity – influencing public behaviour and attitudes. In a blog accompanying the document, DR UK chief executive Liz Sayce points to a phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live last month in which disabled callers spoke of being “rejected, demonised, stared at, made to feel unwelcome everywhere from playgrounds to trains”. Sayce says DR UK now wants to collect disabled people’s experiences of some of the worst experiences they have faced, “whether it’s being viewed as scroungers or incompetents, being feared or looked down on, avoided or bullied”. And she suggests there is a need for a “strong, united message” that resonates

Source: Sayce calls for ‘strong, united message’ to change hostile attitudes | DisabledGo News and Blog

Wheelchair ruling will affect disabled parking, says charity


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Campaign groups have warned that inconsiderate motorists could ignore disabled parking bays in the wake of a controversial legal ruling on wheelchair users’ rights.

The Court of Appeal said bus operators are not required to enforce policies requiring able-bodied passengers to vacate the wheelchair spaces on board their vehicles, including mothers with prams.

Disability Rights UK, which campaigns for equality for wheelchair users and other disabled people, said the ruling could have wide-ranging implications.

Sue Bott, the charity’s director of policy, said: “I can imagine a situation where a supermarket which has a number of spaces for wheelchair users and, when the car park is busy, a disabled driver asks someone to move.

“If they refuse a supermarket or other company would simply say they can only ask their customers not to park there. If a person refuses to move the retailer may say they are not obliged to do anything about it – that is very concerning.”

Read the full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11280024/Wheelchair-ruling-will-affect-disabled-parking-says-charity.html 

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