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Protesters outside Westminster with placards


Disabled activists were out in force in Westminster today (18 July) to demonstrate their opposition to Lord Falconer's assisted dying bill, as peers took part in a marathon second reading.


Solar Centre scandal: Day centre abuse review descends into farce

The NHS trust at the centre of a day centre abuse scandal has denied ignoring whistleblowers who tried to raise concerns about poor standards - months before the regime was finally … [Read More...]


Solar Centre scandal: NHS trust ‘guilty of morally unjustifiable acts’

The NHS trust at the centre of a day centre scandal is guilty of "morally unjustifiable acts that verge on criminality", according to the step-father of one of the survivors of the … [Read More...]


Watchdog launches probe into Seetec fraud claims

The public spending watchdog has launched an investigation into claims of fraud by a company paid to find jobs for disabled people. Only last week, MPs on the Commons public … [Read More...]


Appeal possible after 20-metres PIP setback

A disabled activist is considering appealing after a court rejected his claim that a government consultation on plans to tighten eligibility for its new disability benefit was … [Read More...]


Osborne guilty of ‘astounding hypocrisy’ over Motability

The chancellor is facing allegations of "astounding hypocrisy" after being pictured handing a disabled man the keys to a Motability car, despite being responsible for slashing … [Read More...]


Fellow rights campaigners mourn loss of Caroline Gooding

Tributes have been paid after the death of Caroline Gooding, an "inspired" campaigner and activist who "helped make Britain a more inclusive place". Gooding, who died on 19 … [Read More...]


Diminishing opportunities for independent living, says report

Disabled people are experiencing "diminishing opportunities" for independent living under the coalition, according to a new report by one of the architects of the last government's … [Read More...]


‘Fitness for work’ test ‘needs more than a fundamental redesign’

A new report by MPs that calls for a "fundamental redesign" of the much-criticised process used to determine eligibility for out-of-work disability benefits does not go far enough, … [Read More...]


French football club punished over abuse of disabled Chelsea fans

France's top football club has been ordered to close part of its stadium for its next home game in European competition, as punishment for the "discriminatory" behaviour of some of … [Read More...]


Assisted dying bill: Disabled activists warn of bill’s threat

Disabled campaigners who protested outside the House of Lords have explained why they are so alarmed by the possibility of assisted suicide being legalised for the first … [Read More...]


Assisted dying bill: Disabled peers debate assisted suicide

Disabled peers have spoken out to oppose - but also support - a new bill that would legalise assisted suicide for some terminally-ill people. The House of Lords heard from 133 … [Read More...]