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Disabled woman to take DWP to court over ‘immoral’ automatic benefit deductions

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A disabled woman is to challenge the Department for Work and Pensions in court over what she calls its “immoral” policy of allowing landlords and utilities companies to automatically make deductions from monthly benef...

Dennis Billups: he helped lead a long, fiery sit-in – and changed disabled lives

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“My mother used to tell us we had to be really good,” says Dennis Billups. “There were always two strikes against us – so you had to hit the third strike out of the park.” The “strikes” were being Black and being blin...

Disabled Afghans in special jeopardy, warns exiled campaigner

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World leaders must act to protect disabled Afghans who are in immediate danger under Taliban rule, a prominent blind human rights activist has urged after being evacuated to the UK. Benafsha Yaqoobi, a commissioner at...

Father, 86, dies trying to rescue disabled daughter from canal

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An 86-year-old man has died while attempting to rescue his disabled daughter from a canal. Lawrence Casey went into Bude canal in north Cornwall to rescue his daughter Jessica after she suddenly lost control of her mo...

Ellie Robinson’s speech shows how sport gives disabled people a superpower

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I’ve just dropped Sarah Storey off at the airport. On the way, we had a really good chat in the back of the taxi. I’ve known Dame Sarah for 20 jare; we competed at the Sydney Paralympics together and what she’s achie...

The 18-month hangover: Hen Night’s disabled trailblazers on making TV history

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Jessica is tough and successful. She’s a young disabled woman who loves her work as a teacher and has just had a “rush job” of a hen night, one last hurrah before the country enters lockdown. But as Covid shuts down t...

For a disabled person, becoming a Paralympian isn’t just about ‘trying harder’

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The Paralympics begins this week, and we’re about to see some fantastic sport, from Ellie Simmonds in the pool to Sarah Storey in the velodrome. Maar, unfortunately, we’re also about to hear lots of cringe-worthy takes...

Why it’s time to end TV’s deplorable prejudice against disabled people

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I had mixed feelings on being offered the MacTaggart lecture this year. The first was surprise: had anyone ever heard me speak? I once did a Bafta speech that Piers Morgan described on Twitter as the worst in the hist...

‘People have outdated views about disabled performers’: Line of Duty’s Tommy Jessop on acting with Down’s syndrome

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Tommy Jessop was 22 when he first saw a character with Down’s syndrome on screen. “It was … me!” he says with a grin, sitting in his family’s living room. In the BBC TV drama Coming Down the Mountain in 2007, Jessop p...

Disabled woman wins permission for judicial review of Hampstead Ponds charges

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A disabled woman has won permission for a judicial review of the new charging regime for swimming at Hampstead ponds in north London, which she claims is discriminatory. Christina Efthimiou, 59, who receives disabilit...

UK ministers lay out ‘most ambitious’ plan for disabled workers

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Ministers have announced plans to help disabled people in the workplace, part of a wider disability strategy billed as the most ambitious in a generation, but condemned by some campaign groups as notably thin in speci...

Tokyo Olympics composer resigns after admitting bullying disabled classmates

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A Japanese musician who admitted bullying classmates, some of whom had disabilities, while at school has resigned as a composer for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olimpiese Spele. Keigo Oyamada, who is better known a...

Disabled teenager mounts legal challenge after benefits cut off

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A severely disabled teenager is to mount a legal challenge after his benefits were cut off while he was in hospital receiving treatment for a life-threatening infection, leaving him thousands of pounds out of pocket. ...

DWP policy of cold-calling disabled people over benefit claims to end

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The Department for Work and Pensions has agreed to change its controversial policy of cold-calling vulnerable and disabled people and trying to persuade them to accept lower benefit claims than they are legally entitl...

Disabled woman begins legal action over Hampstead ponds fees

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A woman who swims regularly in the Hampstead ponds is taking legal action against the City of London Corporation, claiming that the new charging regime discriminates against disabled people. Christina Efthimiou, who i...

Vertel ons: what are your experiences of access on the street as a disabled person?

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Since the easing of lockdown last month, pavements and streets across the UK have filled up with people enjoying outside drinking and dining. We’d like to find out whether reduced access to some streets has had any im...

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