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AGENCIES SHOULD DO MORE TO TACKLE DISABILITY RELATED HARASSMENT.

Authorities need to take further steps to ensure that harassment of disabled people is taken more seriously and doesn’t escalate into the situation Fiona Pilkington and her disabled daughter Francecca found themselves in five years ago, the  Commission said today. … Continue reading

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Please Check out this LGBT Survey

LGBT Survey for people in and around Wolverhampton In partnership with Wolverhampton City Council, an LGBT survey is being conducted to better understand LGBT people in and around Wolverhampton. This will improve our understanding of the diverse, often hidden community. … Continue reading

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CAMPAINGNERS SAY THAT DISABLED FEARFUL OF INCOME LOSS

Eight-in-10 people claim losing their Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will drive them into isolation, a coalition of 90 disabled people’s groups says. In a survey of more than 4,500 UK disabled people, the Hardest Hit campaign found nine in 10 … Continue reading

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LOCAL AUTHORITY CARE CUTS HITTING THE DISABLED

The majority of councils have abandoned support for all but their most severely disabled residents, a survey has found. A series of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made by The Independent has uncovered that while 14% of responding authorities currently … Continue reading

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A Week With ACTIVEYES

Monday 22nd October Swimming at Bilston Leisure Centre from 3pm – 4pm Tuesday 23rd October Activeyes & Beacon 4 Work Open Day At Beacon Centre for the Blind from 10am – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm. Come along to find … Continue reading

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LORDS FEAR BEDROOM TAX WILL HURT DISABLED TENANTS

Peers have raised concerns about the impact of the bedroom tax on disabled people – and said discretionary housing payments will do little to help the problem. Peers debated the housing benefit regulations in the House of Lords on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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450,000 Disabled People To Lose Out Under Universal Credit

Nearly half a million people and their families could lose up to £58 pounds a week under the coalitions flagship welfare policy – cuts so deep that in 10 disabled households with children fear they might lose their home, a … Continue reading

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