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Sense, the national deafblind charity, responds to research which highlights workplace disability discrimination

Sense, the national deafblind charity, has responded to new research which reveals that 1 in 10 businesses within the UK believe they are unable to employ disabled people. The survey, which was commissioned by Disability Rights UK, highlighted a range of negative attitudes preventing employers from offering jobs to people with disabilities, such as fearing possible discrimination claims (33%) and believing ... Read More »

High Court upholds decision to close ILF

The High Court has today upheld the Government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund at the end of June 2015. This will mean that about 17,500 disabled people who currently receive an award from the ILF will see those funds transferred to their local authority.  Only a handful of local authorities have agreed to ring fence the funding to ... Read More »

Disability Rights UK Respond To Lord Freud’s Comments Suggesting Disabled People Be Paid Less

Lord Freud made the remarks during a fringe meeting about welfare changes at the Conservative Party conference. In response Liz Sayce, CEO of Disability Rights UK said: “We face a crisis of disabled people’s poverty. Disabled people are: Twice as likely to live in poverty as everyone else More likely to be working in low-paid jobs (when working at all) ... Read More »

Have Your Say At The Disability Rights UK Independent Living Conference

The Disability Rights UK Independent Living Conference may be fully booked but you can still watch and participate via youtube and twitter #ILvision We have had such a fantastic response to our one-day Independent Living conference that all our places for the event are booked. But even if you cannot attend you can still participate. The aim of the conference is to ... 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 »

Disability benefits reform kicks in

The government says it is introducing the new benefit payments for disabled people of working age to update an “outdated” system, but campaigners have suggested that the changes are more about saving money.  Read More »

Universal Credit: Disabled people ‘to lose out’

Up to half a million disabled people and their families stand to lose out under the government’s proposed Universal Credit, a report says. The Children’s Society, Citizens Advice and Disability Rights UK say 100,000 households with children could have incomes reduced by up to £28 a week. They are urging ministers to reconsider their plans. But the government called the ... Read More »

450,000 disabled people to lose out under universal credit, study finds

Nearly half a million disabled people and their families could lose up to £58 a week under the coalition’s flagship welfare policy – cuts so deep that one in 10 disabled households with children fear they might lose their home, a commission led by the Paralympic gold medallist Lady Grey-Thompson has found. Read More »