Social care ‘citizens’ assembly’ set up by MPs omits DPOs from panel of experts

By John Pring Disability News Service 26th April 2018 A consultation event set up by MPs to produce recommendations from

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New minister for disabled people criticised by her local DPO over voting record

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 The new minister for disabled people is facing criticism over her

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Research linking care cuts to 120,000 deaths ‘is fresh evidence austerity kills’

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 “Indisputable” new research has linked government cuts in adult social care

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DPOs call on transport secretary to restore Access for All funding

By John Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 Disabled campaigners and their allies have called on the transport secretary

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Project aims for inclusion and a collective voice for ‘spoonies’

By John Pring Disability News Service July 13th 2017 Disabled activists behind a pioneering new project are aiming to build

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Disabled people ‘have too little awareness of rights’ in lead-up to Brexit

By John Pring Disability News Service June 29th 2017   A new report has called for greater awareness of the

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Anger, resignation… and optimism in wake of general election result

By John Pring Disability News Service  14th June 2017 Disabled activists have reacted with a mixture of anger, resignation and

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#CripTheVoteUK #GE2017: Tory disability minister endorses forced institutionalisation of disabled people

  Election 2017: Tory disability minister endorses forced institutionalisation By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday 1st June 2017  

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#GE2017 “I cannot believe that so many people across the UK are planning to vote for such a hard, uncaring Tory Government” ~ Dr Philippa Whitford MP (SNP) Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon

“I cannot believe that so many people across the UK are planning to vote for such a hard, uncaring Tory Government – and that so many others will simply stand back and not vote at all” ~ Surgeon Dr Philippa Whitford MP (SNP) … Continue reading#GE2017 “I cannot believe that so many people across the UK are planning to vote for such a hard, uncaring Tory Government” ~ Dr Philippa Whitford MP (SNP) Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon

Billions of pounds of PIP cuts ‘will put lives at risk’

  By John Pring   Disability News Service    2nd March  2017 The announcement of billions of pounds of cuts

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Chancellor’s social care and WRAG omissions ‘show contempt for disabled people’

  By John Pring  Disability News service November 25th 2016   The chancellor has shocked disabled activists by ignoring the

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DPOs criticise DWP for excluding them from green paper launch

by John Pring Disability News Service 3rd November 2016 Grassroots disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have criticised the government’s decision to

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Activists welcome disability commissioner’s decision to leave EHRC

by John Pring Disability News Service 3rd November 2016 Disabled activists have welcomed the decision of the equality watchdog’s disability

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Disabled researcher’s book exposes ‘corporate demolition of welfare state’

15th September 2016 John Pring http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/ A string of activists, academics, politicians and journalists have welcomed the publication of a new

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ROFA’s conference hears call to build a stronger alliance

A campaigning alliance has called for disabled people and their organisations to join its fight to use the UN disability

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