News round-up, week ending 25 July

News round-up, week ending 25 July

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

  • The NHS trust at the centre of a day centre abuse scandal has denied ignoring whistleblowers who tried to raise concerns about poor standards – months before the regime was finally exposed.
  • The chancellor is facing allegations of “astounding hypocrisy” after being pictured handing a disabled man the keys to a Motability car, despite being responsible for slashing spending on the disability benefit used to lease such vehicles.
  • A new report by MPs that calls for a “fundamental redesign” of the much-criticised process used to determine eligibility for out-of-work disability benefits does not go far enough, say disabled campaigners.

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

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