News round-up, week ending 12 September

News round-up, week ending 12 September

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

  • Campaigners have reacted with a mixture of anger and bemusement to government figures that appear to show disabled people are more likely to be successful when claiming employment and support allowance than the benefit it is replacing.
  • The care watchdog has admitted carrying out a flawed investigation into how a nursing assistant already suspended from work for alleged abuse of disabled people was able to work with a care agency for nearly a year.
  • A Liberal Democrat government would strengthen the equality watchdog, reverse some of the coalition’s attacks on equality law and toughen hate crime laws, according to a new policy paper.
  • A local authority has been persuaded to think again over its decision to award a contract to a national charity at the expense of a local disabled people’s organisation.

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

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