News round-up, week ending 15 November

News round-up, week ending 15 November

John Pring, who runs the Disability News Service, publishes his weekly news round-up of the happenings in the disability world the past week.

  • A UN human rights expert is to visit London later this month to hear first-hand testimony from disabled people about the impact of government cuts and reforms on their lives.
  • The Department for Work and Pensions has made no attempt to contact three whistle-blowers who revealed that a specialist jobs programme provider was failing to carry out vital checks on the criminal records of its own staff.
  • Campaigners have called for a minister to resign, after a judge concluded she decided to close the Independent Living Fund despite knowing the “very real adverse consequences” it would have on many disabled people with high support needs.
  • A new website aims to help deaf people find electricians, plumbers and decorators who are able to communicate with them.

For links to the full stories, please visit Disability News Service.
Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, an experienced journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for more than 15 years.

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