Lords fear “bedroom Tax” will hurt disabled tenants

Lords fear “bedroom Tax” will hurt disabled tenants

Peers have raised concerns about the impact of the bedroom tax on disabled people – and said discretionary housing payments will do little to help the problem. Peers debated the housing benefit regulations in the House of Lords on Tuesday. The regulations introduce...

Harassment Report Published

‘Hidden in plain sight’, the final report of the EHRC inquiry into disability-related harassment was published on 12th September. The report unsurprisingly concludes that harassment is a commonplace experience for disabled people, and at the same time...

Supreme Court decision disaster for equality

From London Disabled People’s Advisory committee: The Supreme Court has ruled in support of Kensington and Chelsea council’s withdrawal of overnight care to Elaine McDonald to save money. This will mean she will have no choice but to wear pads, although this is...

Access Britain!

We have all had difficulty with the buses or trains or shops or buildings at some point, because a service or venue isn’t set up in an accessible way. But now you can be part of some research to show how bad the problem is – or how much its improved!...

Using the Freedom of Information Act

The excellent people who brought us www.theyworkforyou.com, the website that tells you what MPs have been saying and writing, have set up a website called “what do they know?” that helps you to make or explore freedom of informations requests to public...
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