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Unprecedented coalition of UK charities unite to tackle inequality for disabled children and their families

Research reveals 69% of families never receive support caring for their disabled children outside their close friends or family. The UK’s leading children’s charities will fight for better health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families under the newly-formed Disabled Children’s Partnership. The new coalition, which comprises of 28 charities, has formed as new research reveals ... Read More »

Fake vicar jailed for charity fraud

A conman who posed as a vicar and tricked Merseyside charities out of about £90,000 has been jailed for five years. George Gordon, 52, of Chancellor Court, Toxteth, Liverpool, earlier admitted 20 counts including fraud and obtaining money transfers by deception. He conned groups into giving him money for projects that did not exist, Read More »

Disability charities welcome increase in award of unconditional benefits

Disability charities have given a cautious welcome to a government announcement that more claimants are receiving maximum, unconditional disability benefit payments, the apparent result of ongoing improvements to the testing system.  The percentage of new claimants receiving Read More »

Million Pound Charity Drop Benefits Disability Charities

Special Million Pound Drop charity shows were transmitted throughout the Olympic Games and had celebrity teams including, Jonathan Edwards and Colin Jackson, Vic and Bob, Ade Adepitan and Iwan Thomas among many others. The money won on each show was for a Paralympic or disability related charity.  Read More »