disability rights

  • May 21, 2018

    Rail company instructions to staff regarding disabled passengers dubbed insulting and outrageous. 

  • October 19, 2017

    Disabled people are all different. That may sound obvious but politicians need reminding of it sometimes.

  • September 4, 2017

    The National Union of Journalists' Disabled Members’ Council has supported calls on the UK government to take urgent action to address the human rights violations of deaf and disabled people.

  • March 1, 2017

    A wheelchair user in Cambridge has begun court proceedings against eight businesses that have refused her requests to install ramps that would allow her to access them. 

  • July 18, 2014

    A friend of mine who uses a wheelchair was recently approached by a stranger who crossed over the road to talk to her. Without knowing anything about her, he told her that he supported her right to die with dignity through assisted suicide. She told him that she was more concerned with her right to live than her right to die.

  • February 18, 2014

    At the Conservative Party conference in 2011, David Cameron told a lie in his speech. This is not a claim I make lightly.

  • October 6, 2013

    The Netherlands government plans to slash social care funding and put pressure on frail elderly and other disabled people to do ‘voluntary’ work in return for any help they get, the newspaper Volkskrant reported. Austerity measures have already taken a heavy toll, and are hugely unpopular.

  • March 20, 2013

    Disabled people want to live independently. But the support they need to get up, get dressed and get out and about is being increasingly squeezed.

  • January 10, 2013

    The UK government’s Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill will hit even seriously ill people and their families, specialists have pointed out. The controversial measure involves limiting increases in most working-age benefits to one per cent a year for three years from 2013-14 – a drop in real terms, since the cost of living is rising considerably faster.

  • December 8, 2012

    At least one million disabled people are not 'protected' by the autumn budget statement, despite government claims, says Disability Rights UK.