• 6 Jul 2014

    As the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions insists that all is well at the DWP, Universal Credit is on track, and attitudes towards disabled people have improved, an independent report this week delivered a damning verdict on how the DWP itself treats sick and disabled people.

  • 29 Jun 2014

    This summer almost a thousand people will be ordained as deacons or priests in the Church of England. It is a season of celebration, but for many who look to the Church to be a beacon of justice and compassion, events at Westminster Abbey yesterday left them feeling extremely disappointed.

  • 24 Jun 2014

    Last week a sick woman tweeted, "have been told spending time in sun would benefit osteoporosis one of my many ailments. I'm scared I'll be reported for fraud if I do."

  • 16 Jun 2014

    When is a scandal not a scandal? Perhaps when politicians and the media simply think it’s not important, because it affects only a powerless minority.

  • 11 Jun 2014

    The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire has recently been given £2 billion by the UK government to construct new facilities. The AWE has just donated £1,200 to local disability charities in Basingstoke.

  • 16 Apr 2014

    Disabled people in Scotland will gain from a new Independent Living Fund, says Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

  • 10 Apr 2014

    One of Britain's leading academic and policy experts on poverty and disadvantage, and how to combat them, has commended the new Spartacus Network Report, Beyond the Barriers which was produced wholly by disabled and sick people, and co-published by Ekklesia yesterday (9 April 2014).

  • 10 Apr 2014

    A church relief agency is calling on the UK government to ensure that people with disabilities are at the heart of their international development programmes.

  • 9 Apr 2014

    A key new report highlights the failure of the government's employment support and sanctions system for disabled people and spells out the alternative approach.

  • 9 Apr 2014

    This new report Beyond the Barriers: Employment Support Allowance, the Work Programme and recommendations for a new system of support, released by the Spartacus Network and co-published by Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform today, demonstrates that the policy status quo presents an unforgiving environment for thousands of disabled people across the UK, says its stinging conclusion.