Disability Rights UK: DWP incapable of delivering a pathway from poverty for ill and disabled people

23 January 2019
Source: Disability Rights UK

The DWP is institutionally and culturally incapable of making the reforms needed to bring about a “step-change in outcomes for ill and disabled people” concludes a new Demos short discussion paper. Its author, Tom Pollard spent 18 months at the DWP on secondment from Mind. He has worked on social policy related to mental health for the last ten years,

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Disability Rights UK welcomes the opportunity to administer the EnAble Fund

10 December 2018
Source: DBUK

Commenting on the announcement of the £250,000 fund to support disabled people to get involved in elected office, Sue Bott from Disability Rights UK (which is administering the fund) said: We’re pleased to see the government creating this fund, which will help support disabled people run for elected office in 2019. ‘Being involved in local politics is a concrete way

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Disability Rights UK: Automated vehicles could offer greater mobility to more disabled people

12 November 2018
Source: Disability Rights UK

The Department for Transport is consulting on future law changes for the safe use of automated vehicles in the UK. The consultation suggests that, in future, cars with automated driving systems will not have drivers but instead a “user-in-charge” who would need to be ready to take control of a vehicle in situations where automation is likely cause an accident.

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