Disability Rights UK News Roundup

Here’s the top news stories from the excellent Disability rights UK website –

A report by the British Institute of Human Rights said that doctors assumed elderly and Disabled people were not capable of discussing how they should be treated and as a consequence,…
04 March 2021
A fifth of people on the government’s clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) list had not had the Covid vaccine by 14 February – the date by when the government said that everyone in…
04 March 2021
A survey by YouGov has found that most people now think benefits are too low or about right – a turnaround from the 37% of people who thought they were too high at the height of…
04 March 2021
In a budget which saw the welcome continuation of support for furloughed workers and the self-employed until the end of September, there were barely any measures to support the poorest…
04 March 2021
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DWP looking for Board Members – your skills and experience are required                  Pension Protection Fund (PPF) Chair The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is a public corporation…
01 March 2021
The effect of the Welfare Reform & Work Act 2016 has been ‘devastating’ to the health and wellbeing of people on low incomes, a new report by MPs of the All Party Parliamentary…
26 February 2021
Public Appointment, Chief Regulator, Ofqual   The Department for Education is advertising for a new Chief Regulator for the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (…
26 February 2021
Decades of reforms and political promises have failed to help disabled people and the current system of support for disabled people is “broken”, according to new analysis published…
24 February 2021
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The Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations has confirmed that everyone with a learning disability will now be prioritised for vaccination under group 6. Vaccination priority…
24 February 2021