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Test ‘backlog’ hits new disability benefit

There is an “unacceptable backlog” of people waiting to be assessed for a new disability benefit, the Department for Work and Pensions has said.  DWP permanent secretary Robert Devereux told the Public Accounts Committee tests for Personal Independent Payments were taking far longer than planned. Read More »

Disabled benefit delays unacceptable, say MPs

MPs have said it is unacceptable that disabled and sick people have to wait six months or more to find out if they are eligible for benefits as a result of government changes. Read More »

Disability Living Fund closure to go ahead – minister

The government is to press ahead with the closure of the Independent Living Fund, which provides support for more than 18,000 severely disabled people. It is the second time it has attempted to close the £320m fund. Read More »

Disabled people win living fund case against government

Five disabled people have succeeded in a legal challenge to the government’s decision to abolish the Independent Living Fund. The £320m ILF currently provides support enabling nearly 19,000 severely disabled people in the UK to live independent lives in the community. Read More »

Charity urges rethink of official back to work schemes

A leading disability charity is calling for a “radical rethink” of government programmes aimed at helping disabled people find paid work.  Disability Rights UK, which campaigns for disabled peoples’ rights, says the current support programmes are “failing” people with disabilities. Read More »

Remploy to sell or close remaining factories in Wales

The last two Remploy factories in Wales are set to disappear within weeks.  The company has announced the closure of its Baglan furniture site near Port Talbot which has 54 disabled employees. Read More »


Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has announced it has created over 100 new jobs to boost patient care and support in the community.  A national recruitment campaign for the new posts which include nurses, therapists and health care assistants, has started in order to fill the positions ahead of the winter. Read More »