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Chaos of bus protest will highlight barriers facing DLA losers
Disabled activists are planning a high-profile protest that will highlight the inaccessibility of Britain’s public transport system, and demonstrate the problems that will be caused by the government’s cuts to disability living allowance.
Campaign raises fears over “unsafe” vehicle conversions
Some wheelchair-accessible vehicles are potentially unsafe for passengers or drivers travelling in their wheelchairs, and should never have been allowed on the roads, claim campaigners.
Transport challenge sets standard for transport companies
Four young people have spent four days travelling more than 800 miles around Wales on public transport, to raise awareness of the barriers they and other disabled people face.
Disabled people sidelined as Sainsbury’s picks Paralympic torchbearers
Concerns have been raised about how members of the public are being chosen to take part in the Paralympic torch relay – a major event in the lead-up to this summer’s London 2012 games.
Access to Work figures plunge again
New figures show the number of Britain’s disabled people granted funds to make their workplaces more accessible has fallen sharply again.
Letter calls for movement to rally behind Remploy workers
A leading disabled people’s organisation has called on the disability movement to rally behind Remploy workers and fight the government’s planned closures of at least 36 factories, and the loss of more than 1,500 disabled people’s jobs.
Disabled minority ethnic communities face disaster, warns activist
Black and minority ethnic disabled people in Britain face a “disaster”, with deteriorating health, increased poverty, and lower life expectancy, if nothing is done to deal with their unmet needs, according to a leading disabled activist.
Grayling silent on further fall in “fit for work” figures
New figures show the proportion of disabled people found eligible for unconditional support under Britain’s much-criticised “fitness for work” regime is continuing to rise.
Miller defends firms queuing up to deliver PIP assessments
Britain’s minister for disabled people has defended plans that will see huge private sector companies fighting over contracts to carry out the new medical assessments that will determine disabled people’s eligibility for vital benefits.