Tuesday, 9 April 2013
John Pring's weekly Disability News Service
This week's welfare stories by the passionate John Pring. If you're sick or disabled and don't read it from John first, it probably wasn't news. For John's own site, you can bookmark : http://disabilitynewsservice.com/
The minister for disabled people has again been accused of using misleading government statistics to “stoke up antagonism”towards disabled benefit claimants.
The government has been criticised for cutting funding for the adaptations disabled people need to live independently in their own homes, just as it introduces its controversial new “bedroom tax”.
The attorney general is considering whether to ask the court of appeal to lengthen the prison sentence handed to a man who killed a disabled, gay teenager in an apparent hate crime.
Survivors of the Winterbourne View abuse scandal will soon have access to their own dedicated helpline, thanks to funding from the Department of Health.