Disability Rights UK - News in Brief

DRUK Image We work with our members to influence national policy on independent living, benefits, education, employment, transport, human rights and other issues – shaping policy through direct experience and expertise.

We also work with our local individual and organisation members to empower and to influence local policy and services.

To contact Disability Rights UK (DR UK) see www.disabilityrightsuk.org/contact-us

WHAT WE STAND FOR
Our vision
To create a society where disabled people have equal power, rights and equality of opportunity

Our mission
We campaign for the rights of all disabled people to be included in every aspect of life. We bring the lived experiences of disabled people to everything we do. We challenge policy makers, institutions and individuals to remove the barriers that exist for us.

Our priorities

  • Building a movement to strengthen our collective voice
  • Independent living – choice control and equality in everyday life
  • Inclusive economic opportunities – a fairer benefits system and opportunities to work and flourish
  • Influencing public attitudes and behaviours

News in Brief - July 2021 - See below for Index Links to other Newsletters
Tory Peer Calls For UC Uplift To Be Maintained
Government Delays Critical Social Care Meeting
Social Care Changes Must Improve Disabled People’s Lives: Sign The Statement
80% Of Disabled College Children Infected With Contaminated Blood Died, Inquiry Hears
Sacked Mother Of Disabled Children Wins Tribunal
Disabled People’s Lives ‘Devastated’ By Covid – BBC Survey
Senior Minister Responds To DR UK Covid Concerns 11 Months Later
100 Disabled Families Given Three Months To Find Specialist Residential Placements
Long Covid ‘A Disability’ Says TUC
BBC Appoints New Disability Team
Lockdown Easing Plans Put CEV People Back In Jeopardy
School Bubbles To Be Popped, Raising Fears For Disabled Children
Top Ten Accessible Beaches Revealed
Channel 4 Unveils Tokyo Paralympics Line Up
Health and Disability Green Paper Published: Shaping Future Support
Equality Body Announces Inquiry Into Decisions About Social Care
Severely Disabled Man Challenges Removal Of PIP After 28 Days In Hospital
DR UK Urges Proper Consultation With Disabled People On Al Fresco Dining
Disabled Councillors Banned From Speaking About Blue Badge Ban

News in Brief - August 2021 - See below for Index Links to other Newsletters
Government’s National Disability Strategy ‘Disappointingly Thin'
Deaf Woman Wins Discrimination Case Against Government

Disability Employment Gap ‘Worse’ Since Covid
DWP Concedes Legal Challenge By Couple Who Lost Almost £10,000 By Claiming Universal Credit
Ex-Health Minister Denies Responsibility For Contaminated Blood Scandal
Four In Ten Banks Fail Disabled Customers, Says Which?
Disabled Graduates’ Job Prospects Dented By COVID – AGCAS Report
Motorway Services Access Guide Launched
Inaccessible Rolling Stock Still On The Rails
Blue Badge Offence Notices Top 175,000
Councils Invited To Bid For ‘Changing Places Toilets’ Funding
Standards Body Promises New Safety Rules on Disability Evacuation Plans In Wake Of Grenfell Fire
DR UK Get Yourself Active Team Announces Practical Pack For Social Care Staff
Energy Price Rise Set To Hit Disabled People Hard
DBC And DPAC Urge Six-Week Extension To Green Paper Consultation Response Time
NICE Withdraws Landmark ME/CFS Guidance
We The 15 Launches At Paralympics

News in Brief - September 2021 - See below for Index Links to other Newsletters
Deaf Woman Wins Discrimination Case Against Government
Disability Employment Gap ‘Worse’ Since Covid
DWP Concedes Legal Challenge By Couple Who Lost Almost £10,000 By Claiming Universal Credit
Ex-Health Minister Denies Responsibility For Contaminated Blood Scandal
Four In Ten Banks Fail Disabled Customers, Says Which?
Disabled Graduates’ Job Prospects Dented By COVID
Motorway Services Access Guide Launched
Inaccessible Rolling Stock Still On The Rails
Blue Badge Offence Notices Top 175,000
Councils Invited To Bid For ‘Changing Places Toilets’ Funding
DR UK Get Yourself Active Team Announces Practical Pack For Social Care Staff
Energy Price Rise Set To Hit Disabled People Hard
DBC And DPAC Urge Six-Week Extension To Green Paper Consultation Response Time

News in Brief - October 2021 - See below for Index Links to other Newsletters
Disability Minister Replaced In Cabinet Reshuffle
Cut To Universal Credit Breaches UK’s Human Rights Obligations
UN Calls UC Cuts ‘Unconscionable’
New Disability Minister Backs Removal Of UC Uplift
Charities And Senior Tories Concerned About Triple Threat And UC Cut
50% Of People Fear Their Houses Aren’t Fit To Live In If Disabled
A Fifth Of Housing Not Fit For Good Health – Good Home Inquiry
Deaf Mums Win Little Mix Concert Case
Elections Bill Bad News For Disabled Voters
BBC Recruits Presenter With Down’s Syndrome
Schools In England Forced To Cut Support For SEND Pupils
Children’s Services Shortage Leads To Acute Beds Crisis
Lords: Government Failing To Implement Equality Act
Police Office Assaults Autistic Boy In School
Government’s Proposals To Fix The Social Care Crisis Is “Too Little, Too Late”
Accessible Toilet Access Varies Wildly Across UK
Sense Launches Covid Inquiry Petition
Becoming A Paralympian Isn’t Just About ‘Trying Harder’ 
Food Suppliers Warn Of Threat To Care Home Deliveries 
Financial Institutions Failing Disabled People On Accessibility 
Minister Rejects DR UK Request To Extend Railcards  
Pupils With Special Educational Needs Hit By Shortage Of Psychologists 
Youngsters Previously Classed As Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Expected Back At School Following Official Advice 
‘Booster’ Vaccination Programme Launch 
Broken Benefits System Forcing Thousands Of Disabled People To Fall Behind On Payments And Skip Meals 
Disabled People’s Led Organisations Absent From Health And Wellbeing Alliance. 
Disabled People Paying Vastly More For Care In Past Two Years
Winter Vaccine Schedule For Disabled People Unclear
Disabled Children Face Digital Divide
Actors ‘Too Disabled’ For Disabled Roles
C4 Privatisation Is A Threat To Paralympics, Says Ex-Chief
DR UK Slams ‘Disability Freakshow’ Dinner

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