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Stutter screening test 'closer'

Stutter screening test 'closer' | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
A screening test for children starting school which could accurately detect early signs of a persistent stutter is a step closer, experts say.
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Tory axeman running scared of explaining brutal benefit cuts to Holyrood MSPs - Scottish Daily Record

Tory axeman running scared of explaining brutal benefit cuts to Holyrood MSPs - Scottish Daily Record | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
BBC NewsTory axeman running scared of explaining brutal benefit cuts to Holyrood MSPsScottish Daily RecordThe Record has been exposing the heartbreaking stories of the devastation caused to Scots by the controversial fit-for-work tests carried out...
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Hunt urges culture of co-operation - Health Service Journal

Hunt urges culture of co-operation - Health Service Journal | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
BBC NewsHunt urges culture of co-operationHealth Service JournalSpeaking at the National Children's and Adults' Services Conference in Eastbourne, East Sussex, he said: “We need a culture of co-operation across health and social care, with the individual...
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Target to make UK a world leader in elderly care “superficial” - eGov monitor

Target to make UK a world leader in elderly care “superficial” - eGov monitor | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
eGov monitorTarget to make UK a world leader in elderly care “superficial”eGov monitorHe expanded on this pledge yesterday, telling the annual Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) conference in Eastbourne that he wants England...
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disabled people lose 1 million affordable journeys

On 1st November 2011 the Government abolished the concessionary fares scheme for older and disabled people. New figures suggest a million fewer journeys have been made by older and disabled passengers as a result.
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Jeremy Hunt: NHS reforms offer new opportunities to integrate health and ... - The Guardian

Jeremy Hunt: NHS reforms offer new opportunities to integrate health and ... - The Guardian | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
eGov monitorJeremy Hunt: NHS reforms offer new opportunities to integrate health and ...The GuardianNHS reforms are providing opportunities for integration between health and social care "like we've never had before", claims the health secretary,...
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New Hospital 2 Home discharge pack to support care of older people

New Hospital 2 Home discharge pack to support care of older people | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The Hospital 2 Home resource is designed to make it easier for health and social care professionals involved in hospital discharge to support older patients in returning home safely after a hospital stay and reduce the risk of ...
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LIVE BLOG: A legacy to stand on? The debate

LIVE BLOG: A legacy to stand on? The debate | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Have the Paralympics made any difference to the daily lives of disabled people - or in attitudes to disability? Join the debate with our live blog.
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Care enterprise in line for top awards - Swindon Advertiser

Care enterprise in line for top awards - Swindon Advertiser | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Care enterprise in line for top awardsSwindon AdvertiserThe social enterprise delivers a range of community health and adult social care services to residents of Swindon.
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Parklife Weekender festival's disabled access as clear as mud

Parklife Weekender festival's disabled access as clear as mud | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
We booked tickets to the music festival but their disabled access was so poor we couldn't get inMy husband, a permanent wheelchair user, and I recently bought a weekend ticket for a festival called Parklife Weekender.We appreciated that the weather...
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We must ensure the government plays its part in eradicating Polio

We must ensure the government plays its part in eradicating Polio | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
  Sam Bacon is a campaigns officer at the Global Poverty Project It may surprise you to learn that Wednesday was World Polio day, and despite being a disease we in the UK don’t often think or talk about all that much, after 30 years of hard work we...
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Winterbourne View care home staff jailed for abusing residents

Winterbourne View care home staff jailed for abusing residents | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Six staff are jailed and five given suspended sentences after abuse of disabled patients was secretly filmedSix members of staff caught by an undercover journalist abusing vulnerable residents at a care home have been jailed.Five others were given...
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Abuse home care workers jailed

Abuse home care workers jailed | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Six out of 11 care workers who admitted a total of 38 charges of neglect or abusing patients at a private hospital are jailed.
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'Because I love her I have to let her go'

'Because I love her I have to let her go' | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
In a powerful blog, carer and campaigner Nicky Clark writes for Channel 4 News on the pain of coping with her daughter's 'hidden disability', as part of the A legacy to stand on? series.
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Over £13m paid out in benefits uptake scheme - Belfast Newsletter

Over £13m paid out in benefits uptake schemeBelfast NewsletterKey features include the introduction of a universal credit to cover a range of existing benefits, a personal independence payment – reassessed every three years – to replace disability...
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Friday Fix – Blog - Kanchi

Friday Fix – Blog - Kanchi | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Around 500,000 disabled people are expected to lose out when the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is scrapped, a new report has claimed. There has been a £500 million drop in disability support since George Osborne's ...
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RIBA's bark for higher design standards in new homes lacks bite

RIBA's bark for higher design standards in new homes lacks bite | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Architects urge national scheme to build more houses with better space and privacy that people might actually want to live inWe are a nation obsessed with where we live.
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Jeremy Hunt: NHS reforms offer new opportunities to integrate health and social care

Jeremy Hunt: NHS reforms offer new opportunities to integrate health and social care | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The divide between health service and local authorities beggars belief, says health secretaryNHS reforms are providing opportunities for integration between health and social care "like we've never had before", claims the health secretary, Jeremy...
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Tackling disability hate crime: some positives

Tackling disability hate crime: some positives | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Richard Lawrence, who has a learning disability and has been a victim of hate crime, writes for Channel 4 News on his experience and how working together can tackle the problem.
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£300 million to create homes for independent living

£300 million to create homes for independent living | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
From today, local authorities will be able to bid for part of a £300 million pot of money which will boost the supported housing market and help people grow old in their own homes, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has announced.
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How a sweet shop is changing attitudes to disability

How a sweet shop is changing attitudes to disability | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
From bonbons to bullying, rhubarb and custard to rooting out prejudice. In the last of our A legacy to stand on? reports, Katie Razzall visits a sweet shop in Kettering run by disabled school kids.
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Osborne accused of barring care reform - Financial Times

Osborne accused of barring care reform - Financial Times | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Osborne accused of barring care reformFinancial TimesGeorge Osborne, the chancellor, was accused on Friday of blocking laws to reform the way Britain cares for the elderly, despite efforts by David Cameron and Nick Clegg to make social care a...
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Mobility scooter keeps breaking down

Mobility scooter keeps breaking down | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
My mobility scooter from Willowbrook has broken a number of times since February. Can I get my money back?
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Is this the first year that more people worldwide have died from obesity than malnutrition?

Is this the first year that more people worldwide have died from obesity than malnutrition? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Social media website Twitter this week threw up an interesting claim on the state of food inequality worldwide. However is it really true that 2012 represents the first point in human history in which obesity has killed more than malnutrition?
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Today in healthcare: Friday 26 October, including interesting comments on dementia care and end of life issues

Today in healthcare: Friday 26 October, including interesting comments on dementia care and end of life issues | Disability Issues | Scoop.it

Some interesting comments on dementia care and end of life issues in this bulletin

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