picture of the week

Cartoon of bizarre care machine

'It's the replacement ILF, the Care-O-Matic on wheels...' Cartoon by Stephen Lee Hodgkins


Capita ready to dump scores of assessors after ‘cutting PIP backlog’

One of the two outsourcing giants that won contracts to assess people for the government’s new disability benefit could make a fifth of its assessment staff redundant, months after … [Read More...]


Lib Dems silent on assisted dying bill, despite goal of ‘zero suicide NHS’

The Liberal Democrats have refused to say whether setting a new “ambition” for “zero suicides” in the NHS would be compatible with proposed laws that would legalise assisted … [Read More...]


Artists’ banners were 800 years in the making

Three disabled artists this week played a central role in an event held to celebrate the 750th birthday of the UK’s first parliament. Six huge banners designed by the three … [Read More...]


Evidence mounts in case against government’s sanctions regime

Disturbing fresh evidence emerged this week that the government’s strict sanctions regime is harming the health and well-being of many out-of-work sick and disabled people. A … [Read More...]


MP to quiz ministers over Gunnyeon’s Maximus WCA role

An MP is to ask ministers why a former senior civil servant had to wait just six months before working for a private sector company on two disability contracts he led on at the … [Read More...]


Political parties ‘must act’ on accessible offices

Every political party should ensure that its MPs only rent constituency offices that are fully accessible to disabled people, campaigners have demanded. They spoke out after a … [Read More...]


Taxis ‘are discriminating’ by charging higher fees to wheelchair-users

Many taxis are breaching equality laws by charging wheelchair-users extra to use their services, say disabled campaigners. People First Keighley and Craven (PFKC) is campaigning … [Read More...]


Blue badge delays are ‘national scandal’

Delays to the renewal of blue parking badges across the country – following government reforms – are a “national problem, scandal and injustice”, according to a retired Paralympian … [Read More...]