Currently rules on personal independence payments mean that mobility points, which allow people to access a Blue Badge for disabled parking, are allocated on a physical capacity to walk only not mental impairment. This is demonstrably unrealistic & impacts both people with disabilities and carers.
A bed-ridden stroke victim was told to use food banks after an administrative error left him and his wife facing extreme poverty. Alan Buchanan, 65, has been bed bound after suffering several major seizures since he had his first stroke 15 years ago, and the once successful businessman is now entirely dependent on his wife Heather and the occasional visits of carers. The couple, from the small Scottish town of Callander, near Loch Lomond, said they now fear homelessness after their benefits were stopped because of an administrative error.
This is thanks to the last 7yrs of cuts, humiliation, neglect and abuse. This Theresa May is what your government have done and continue to do and is not a one off by a long shot, what are you going to do about it?
Donald Trump spent a great portion of 2016 insisting that being president would be easy - at least for him. HuffPost compiled a number of examples of him dismissing the problems that accompany the job as being easily dispatched. Building a wall on the border with Mexico is easy. Beating Hillary Clinton would be easy. Renegotiating the Iran deal would be easy. Paying down the national debt would be easy. Acting presidential? Easy. To a reporter from Reuters this week, though, Trump had a slightly different assessment of the presidency.
If you are the parent of a teenager with autism you may have already begun to think about what adulthood will bring for your child with respect to viable living options, access to necessary services and social opportunities. If you are the parent of a “high-functioning” teen, you may allow yourself to picture a future …
I was interviewed twice on the radio on Friday evening to discuss John McDonnell's new fiscal rule, once on LBC and the other on Radio 5. In both cases the interviewers were quite explicit in stating that it was known that Labour always borrowed more than the Conservatives an
Scotland will ban private firms from carrying out benefit assessments and work to create a system based on “dignity and respect”, ministers have announced. The Scottish government has gained new devolved welfare powers under the Scotland Act, and will create a new Social Security Agency to administer the benefits system.
I am asked time and time again what items we use for our son with autism to make his life and our lives easier. So, here is a breakdown of the things that he (or we) couldn’t live without. Disclaimer: These are the things that work for my son, Liam. I am not claiming these …
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