Report: Have the DWP’s Covid-19 support measures been effective?

Social Security Advisory Committee:  have the DWP’s Covid-19 support measures been effective? The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) has published a detailed report reviewing the effectiveness of the temporary social security measures that have been introduced by the DWP during the Covid-19 pandemic. Its review also explores the degree to which they could be refined … Continue reading Report: Have the DWP’s Covid-19 support measures been effective?

Report: Calderdale Voluntary & Community Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report has been brought together by the VSI Alliance using evidence and insight drawn from across the diverse voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Calderdale. The Voluntary, Community and Enterprise Sector (VCSE) in Calderdale has responded quickly and effectively to support a range of urgent and emerging needs through the initial period of the … Continue reading Report: Calderdale Voluntary & Community Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Learning disability support slashed during lockdown

Two thirds of people with learning disabilities had their social care slashed by at least half during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research by Mencap. The charity surveyed 1,069 people across the UK about their experiences of caring for someone with a learning disability during lockdown. Over two-thirds said the needs of those they cared for … Continue reading Learning disability support slashed during lockdown

Disabled Parking – A Victim Of Social Distancing?

This is a guest blog post written by Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK), first published on the excellent Disabled Living website, which aims to help raise awareness of parking bays for disabled people during Covid-19. Disabled Living is a registered charity which was established in 1897. We are a leading organisation which provide impartial information and … Continue reading Disabled Parking – A Victim Of Social Distancing?

“Shocking” Coronavirus Death Statistics For Disabled People

Report by John Pring on the Disability News Service website Disabled people’s organisations have demanded an inquiry into the reasons behind the disproportionately high number of deaths of disabled people during the pandemic, following the publication of “shocking” and long-overdue official figures. They have also called on the government to take urgent action to protect disabled … Continue reading “Shocking” Coronavirus Death Statistics For Disabled People