disability

  • 12 Nov 2012

    A damning new report published by disabled people today shows that the government’s Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is not fit for purpose.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    Rachel Mann's passionate and thoughtful new book Dazzling Darkness: gender, sexuality and God, published by the Iona Community's Wild Goose imprint, is being launched at Manchester Cathedral, in the Nave, today (6 November 2012) at 7pm. The bookshop will be provided by St Denys' Manchester, and the launch price is £9.50. Ekklesia sends warmest wishes for the launch.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    UK-based disability charities have called on Prime Minister David Cameron to put disabled people at the heart of international development plans.

  • 2 Nov 2012
  • 31 Oct 2012

    Supporters have until 10am tomorrow (1 November 2012) to sign an important petition on the 'government direct' website to stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    On 31 October the House of Commons will debate the Local Government Finance Bill, which proposes to cut 10% of the grant local authorities receive from central government towards council tax benefits.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    On 31 October the House of Commons will debate the Local Government Finance Bill, which proposes to cut 10 per cent of the grant local authorities receive from central government towards council tax benefits.

  • 11 Oct 2012

    The government wants “To set our country back on the path to prosperity that all can share in” and “mend a broken society”, claimed UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the Conservative Party conference on 10 October. Despite national policies inflicting deepening misery on the poorest in society, and promises by his ministers of more of the same, he was seeking to portray his leadership as compassionate and inclusive.

  • 5 Sep 2012

    The UK government’s ‘work capability assessment’ for sick and disabled people has been revealed to be blatantly unfair, and decisions are frequently overturned on appeal.

  • 4 Sep 2012

    Faced with the costs of an ageing population and more sick and disabled children surviving into adulthood, are politicians and corporations working to downgrade or deny illness and disability? As the Paralympics end, an event is taking place in London which may provide evidence of this.