picture of the week

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.


Raw POhWER threatens future of Real DPO

A disabled people's organisation (DPO) with an "amazing" reputation among service-users could be forced to close after losing out to a much larger national charity. Real has … [Read More...]


Activists welcome UN inquiry ‘decision’

Disabled activists have welcomed the UN's apparent decision to launch an inquiry into allegations of "grave or systematic" violations of its disability convention by the UK … [Read More...]


Government fails again to act over school ‘safe rooms’

The government has refused to act after fresh allegations emerged of a special school shutting disabled children in "safe rooms" as a punishment. The allegations concerning the … [Read More...]


Autism charity defends decision to take sponsorship cash

A disability charity has refused to reconsider its decision to accept sponsorship funding from an Irish care organisation criticised for its "total disregard" of a young autistic … [Read More...]


Activists mourn ‘dedicated campaigner’

Activists have praised the "quiet determination" of a dedicated disabled campaigner who has died suddenly at the age of 45. Nicholas Russell's death, from a heart attack, has … [Read More...]


Solar Centre scandal: Safeguarding boss refuses to resign over abuse review

The independent expert responsible for overseeing the safety of vulnerable adults in Doncaster has defended a review he commissioned into a major abuse scandal, even though it … [Read More...]


Solar Centre scandal: Watchdog finally agrees to warn government over loophole

The care watchdog has finally agreed to ask the government to close an "extraordinary" loophole in regulations that was exposed by a day centre abuse scandal. The admission by … [Read More...]


Solar Centre scandal: Care watchdog ignores concerns over cleared care worker

The care watchdog has admitted failing to investigate whether a nursing assistant who was cleared of abusing disabled service-users should have been allowed to return to her job … [Read More...]


Research could see disabled people become ’3-D pioneers’

New research funding could see disabled people become pioneers in a "new industrial revolution", according to a user-led organisation. The funding has been secured by Disability … [Read More...]