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About 60,000 families living in council homes where there is someone caring for an elderly or disabled relative have been caught out by the “bedroom tax”.
Critics say there is a ‘postcode lottery’ for grants meant to protect the vulnerable
London 2012 was a breakthrough year for disability sport, with full houses for the Paralympics. Britain’s poster boy was the wheelchair racer David Weir, who delivered the goods with four gold medals.
Thousands of patients still live in hospitals, a year on from Government promises to transform adult social care
Baines went off in the second half at Goodison Park and an x-ray has confirmed the fracture to his right foot
Her tweet mocking Tanni Grey-Thompson's disability says a lot about us, in that she has also been allowed to become a commentator in the mainstream media
Press involvement has missed the big story in this scandal
The singer's latest controversial comments have now come to the attention of the UK's Stroke Association
Bill proposes some form of mandatory service - charitable or miliitary - for 18-to-26-year-olds
Success of GB athletes fails to alter attitudes, as poll shows widespread verbal and physical abuse
Mark Hawthorn wrongly claimed £88,000 over nine years
Scan research reveals how the condition affects the brain according to gender
That the last world record on this track went to a Paralympic athlete seemed a fitting finale to the closing act of the first part of the Olympic Stadium’s life. It has played host to the transformation of a movement and on Sunday it hosted a full-house of 65,000 to celebrate what Paralympic sport has become to this country in the space of a year. Outside the Paralympic Games it is the largest ever audience for such an event.
More than 40 per cent of the reports carried out on disability benefit claimants by the back-to-work assessor Atos are flawed and unacceptable, according to an audit commissioned by the Government.
Tom Peck on the other flame that needs to be kept alight
The Paralympics were a breakthrough moment. They were a great opportunity to think about disability in a different way and for disabled people to be much more visible.