disabilities

  • 17 May 2012

    Here is the full text of the letter published in the Guardian (17 May 2012) from disability organisations and disabled rights advocates, backed by signatories from charities, NGOs, academics and others (including Ekklesia), on the impact of government cuts hitting disabled people.

  • 26 Jan 2012

    Disabled and sick people angry at government cuts and changes that will hit thousands of vulnerable people across Britain are taking to the streets over the coming week.

  • 23 Jan 2012

    Everywhere we look see and hear the phrase “The Sick and Disabled”. It is as if somehow 'these people' are a separate commodity - other than us, says Karen McAndrew. A breed apart. Seeing ‘them’ like this is what allows politicians and journalists to discuss ‘their’ future in terms of statistics. Talking of ‘them’ in these terms makes it easier for people to dissociate and thereby give consent for actions which will have an adverse effect. The arguments over the deeply flawed Welfare Reform Bill are a clear example of this. The Spartacus campaign is a key part of the much-needed reversal.

  • 14 Dec 2011

    Attacks on benefits and services are nothing new, but the situation has now become a crisis, as the latest vote in the House of Lords (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15900) illustrates. But now is not the time to give up.

  • 14 Dec 2011

    An amendment to protect the benefits of disabled children once Universal Credit is introduced has been defeated in the House of Lords.

  • 5 Aug 2011

    The Children’s Society’s Sexual Health for Disabled Children and Young People project has been awarded funding from the Department of Health.

  • 9 Apr 2011

    Plaid Cymru (the Party of Wales) has hit out at the Conservative Party's unwillingness to support free bus travel for disabled people.

  • 22 Feb 2011

    Responses to the government consultation on changes to Disability Living Allowance are now being considered by the Department for Work and Pensions.

  • 26 Nov 2010

    A special church service has been held to mark the 40th Anniversary of the enactment of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act.

  • 2 Sep 2010

    Disabled people are hidden in daily life despite the public believing that they should be given a level-playing field of opportunity, a new poll shows.