disability rights

  • 18 Jul 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.

  • 18 Feb 2014

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

  • 6 Oct 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.

  • 20 Mar 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.

  • 10 Jan 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.

  • 8 Dec 2012

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

  • 7 Feb 2012

    London Mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of “complete hypocrisy” by saying that he supports a campaign to make roads safer for cyclists.

  • 8 Jan 2012

    Ekklesia associate director Symon Hill is planning to join in nonviolent direct action by blocking a central London road in protest against reckless driving and the policies of central and local government. In this article, he explains why.

  • 8 Jan 2012

    Cyclists, pedestrians and disability activists will block a dangerous road in central London to call for "a change in the balance of power on London's roads".

  • 29 Nov 2011

    The Voice UK All Party Parliamentary Group is bringing the needs of people with learning disabilities who have experienced crime or abuse.to the attention of both Houses of Parliament at Westminster.