This Easter, children with disabilities are struggling to gain access to play services as funding for short breaks continues to be cut. Short breaks provide respite care for families and carers of children with disabilities, but since 2010 the money allocated for them by local authorities has been greatly reduced.
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The National Governing Body for Wheelchair Rugby, GBWR, has agreed a deal with the Middlesex Sports Foundation worth £50,000 that will run for the next four years.
She calls it: “Heartbreaking, truly astonishing, I’ve never seen anything like this.” Emma Cross is a senior Macmillan Cancer Support benefits adviser, and she says delays in Iain Duncan Smith’s new personal independence payments (PIP) leave the sick utterly destitute. “Does anyone know how many people are struggling?”
Increasingly disliked Atos assessors judged a dying Government scientist fit to work even though his doctors were pushing him to have a heart transplant. Before his death, Robert Barlow, 47, could barely read or walk and had given him just 18 months to live.
The head of a company assessing people in Wales for a new disability payment has admitted they are taking “significantly longer” than predicted. It comes after claims people in Wales with serious conditions like cancer are waiting too long to be assessed.
Deaf people have been going on record about difficult experiences they’ve had in hospitals due to lack of sign language interpreters. See Hear looks at three cases where this trauma could have been avoided had sign language interpreters, or other communication support, been provided.
A disabled County Mayo man has undertaken a tandem skydive to raise money for his favourite charity, Mary’s Meals. Brave Padraig Keogh took the plunge on Sunday (April 6) at Clonbullogue Airfield in Offaly (Irish Parachute Club), the day before his 45th birthday. Padraig, who was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, has dedicated much of his time over the past five years volunteering for Mary’s Meals, which runs school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest countries.