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 ‘Disabled people experiencing fewer opportunities for Independent Living despite Government’s 2008 commitment’ says new report

Disabled people are experiencing diminishing opportunities for independent living, according to a new report published by Disability Rights UK and national charity, In Control. The report entitled  ‘Independent

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‘Bedroom Tax’ overturn passed by Commons

A bill aiming to reduce the scale of the ‘Bedroom Tax’ has passed through a second reading in the House of Commons. Last Friday (5 September) Lib Dem and Labour MPs voted by 306 to 231 to

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44 marathons, 44 European countries, 44 consecutive days

On April 1st 2017 Peter Thompson begins an epic adventure: 44 marathons across 44 European countries in 44 consecutive days! This will involve running a marathon within every country in Europe –

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Ability Sunday is the 10th September – A day to celebrate everyone’s gifts

At Livability, we believe everyone has strengths, talents and gifts to share. Churches and communities are richer when everyone is taking part. This Sunday 10th September, is Ability Sunday. Livability

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Access to transport for disabled people report findings

The Transport Committee released the findings and recommendations of its report “Access to transport for disabled people” on 17 September 2013. The full report can be accessed at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmtran/116/11602.htm Commenting

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Children and Families Act introduced into Parliament

A new Parliamentary Act, which seeks to improve the provision of education, health and social care for children and young people with special educational needs, received Royal Assent on March 13th. The

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Children and Families Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

A new Children and Families Bill, including measures to improve provisions for children with special educational needs and disabilities, was announced in the Queen’s Speech last Wednesday. The Department

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Cuts to legal aid to affect many disabled people

Livability has signed up to support a campaigning initiative by Justice for All highlighting the negative impact that planned cuts to legal aid will have on disabled people. Justice for All has produced

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Disability benefit delays ‘unlawful’ says High Court

The High Court ruled today that a delay in paying benefits to two disabled people was ‘unlawful’. Two claimants asked the judge to declare that Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

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Disabled people succeed in their legal battle to keep the Independent Living Fund

In response today’s announcement, regarding the five disabled people who have succeeded in their legal challenge against the government’s decision to abolish the Independent Living Fund (ILF),

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