News round-up, week ending 10 January

News round-up, week ending 10 January

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

  • Five disabled people who face losing their homes because of the government’s much-criticised “bedroom tax” will ask the court of appeal later this month to rule that the policy discriminates against them.
  • The government’s admission that thousands of people hit by the “bedroom tax” have had their housing benefit cut by mistake is yet another “complete farce” caused by the Department for Work and Pensions, say disabled activists.
  • Peers are urging the government to ensure that local authorities have a firm duty to provide disabled children and young people with the social care part of the coalition’s new education, health and care plans (EHCPs).

For links to the full stories, please visit Disability News Service.

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