News round-up, week ending 8 August

News round-up, week ending 8 August

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 care watchdog is facing allegations of a cover-up, after refusing to answer key questions about how it dealt with the fall-out from a day centre abuse scandal.
  • A police force has been criticised by a watchdog for the fourth time in three years over its policies and procedures on disability.
  • Disabled sports stars and campaigners have praised Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, pointing to impressive levels of access and the successful integration of mainstream and para-sports events.
  • Three disabled people have won permission for a new legal attempt to derail the government’s planned closure of the Independent Living Fund.
  • Only a small proportion of local authorities in England have put plans in place to ring-fence the money they will receive when the government shuts down the Independent Living Fund next June, according to a new survey.
  • A UN committee is set to postpone its public examination of how the UK is implementing the disability convention until after next year’s general election.
  • The government should scrap laws that force people with mental distress to be treated against their will in their own homes, according to leading disabled campaigners.
  • Disabled people’s organisations are in danger of becoming “servants” of their local authorities, as the government encourages them to compete for the right to provide council services, a user-led forum has warned.

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

You might also like

News & Opinion 0 Comments

News round-up, week ending 30th March

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 new consultation on disability living allowance

News & Opinion 0 Comments

News round-up, week ending 23rd 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. • Leading disability rights figures have warned

News & Opinion 0 Comments

The Visionaries: inclusion and tech festival for blind and visually impaired people

Are you interested in accessibility tech and innovation for blind and visually impaired people? If yes, then you’d love to join The Visionaries and meet Seable, VICTA, GiveVision, Bepartofit Hub,