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The process of exiting the European Union (EU) could worsen the social care crisis if the UK government does not protect access to personal assistants (PAs) from EU countries, disabled peers have warned. They told a work and pensions minister that uncertainty over the “Brexit” negotiations with fellow EU members was leading to “terrible uncertainty” among the thousands of disabled people whose PAs are citizens of other EU countries. But peers heard that there was not a single mention of disabled people or disability in the government’s white paper on Brexit. The disabled crossbench peer Baroness Campbell told the Lords debate on the impact of Brexit on disabled people – secured by the Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Scott – that she had employed PAs from at least 10 EU countries in the last 25 years. Baroness Campbell told fellow peers that other disabled people who employed PAs had told her that the pool of potential employees was “drying up”, while demand continued to rise, which

Source: ‘Hard Brexit’ could see disabled people lose right to independent living, say peers | DisabledGo News and Blog


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Peers vote to remove controversial proposals from Children and Social Work Bill

By Andy McNicoll

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The government has been defeated in the House of Lords over controversial proposals to allow councils to request exemptions from statutory social care duties.

Peers voted 245-213 in favour of amendment to delete the proposals, set out in clause 29, from the Children and Social Work Bill.

The so-called ‘exemption’ clause handed the education secretary the power to grant councils exemptions from statutory duties under children’s social care for an initial period of three years, subject to parliamentary approval.

Legal protections

The government said the powers would enable services to cut red tape for social workers and safely trial new ways of working.

But opponents, including Labour and a coalition of more than 30 organisations including the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), claimed the measures threatened legal protections for vulnerable children that…

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David Davis has admitted the House of Lords could act to scupper full Brexit, but warned peers they would be “unwise” to try and prevent Britain being stripped of its EU membership. The Brexit Secretary accepted new legislation would be needed to ensure a clean break from the EU, repealing directives and cementing autonomy from the European Court.

Source: Parliament may be able to block full Brexit, admits David Davis | The Independent


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Some of the country’s best-known disabled artists have come together in the House of Lords to celebrate a project that will tell the story of the disability arts movement. The reception marked the first year of the three-year, £1 million project that will bring together about 2,500 objects celebrating a history that dates back to the late 1970s, through the national Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA). Much of the project will see the NDACA team travelling around the country to produce digital copies of the most significant work of disabled artists for the archive, which will be made available through an interactive website. NDACA is also building a physical archive of some of the most influential work to come from the disability arts movement, and will produce pop-up exhibitions, a touring documentary, and work with Disability History Month. Among the artists at the event in the House of Lords, which was hosted by NDACA’s patron, the disabled peer Baroness Campbell, was

Source: NDACA celebrates milestone in journey to tell story of disability arts | DisabledGo News and Blog


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Is this Justice?

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Private Eye ran this piece in their issue for 3rd – 16th May 2013. I’m fairly certain Mike over at Vox Political also covered it at the time, so its might be worth going over to his blog and looking at through the posts for that time for more information.

Insult to Injury

David Cameron won applause from the Daily Mail in January last year when he promised “to kill the health and safety culture”. Move on to Spring 2013, and we can see what his pledge means: the coalition is to slash compensation payments to injured employees and the families of dead workers, which have existed since the 19th century.

In a sly manoeuvre, the Tories and Liberal Democrats waited until their Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill had passed the scrutiny of a Commons committee, the slipped in a clause to make it harder for injured men and widowed…

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Same Difference

This is what Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson said in the House of Lords after the £30 weekly ESA WRAG cuts were forced through:

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Peers in the House of Lords have reluctantly backed down in their battle with MPs over a cut to disabled people’s benefits after being accused of “overstepping their mark”.

Source: ESA benefit cuts forced through by Tories on ‘black day for disabled people’ | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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