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Crippen discovers that 6 out of 10 people who have died from COVID-19 are disabled

By Crippen / 2021-06-18
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Mehrunisha Suleman, Senior Research Fellow at the Health Foundation has responded to the latest statistics on Covid related deaths from the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS). She

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Crippen hears about four Tory peers who launch a blistering attack on disabled colleagues

By Crippen / 2021-06-04
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At the same time that the government prepares to publish its cross-government national disability strategy, which disability minister Justin Tomlinson has claimed will “remove barriers

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Crippen hears about legal action over government’s ‘excessive and discriminatory’ care home rules

By Crippen / 2021-05-28
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Disabled activist Doug Paulley strikes again, this time threatening legal action against government COVID rules that force residents of care homes to isolate for two

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Crippen asks why Liz Kendall ignored disabled-led social care plans in major speech

By Crippen / 2021-05-13
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You may remember a blog I did about Keir Starmer’s election campaign and his promise to make fundamental reforms, including a right to independent living

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Crippen hears about an exciting project run and controlled by young disabled people

By Crippen / 2021-05-11
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An exciting new project, RIP:STARS which is run and controlled by young disabled people, has issued its findings on the quality of Education, Health and

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Crippen discovers that outsourcing companies have sent almost no safeguarding referrals to councils

By Crippen / 2021-05-03
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The three companies used by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to carry out benefit assessments have been faced with repeated criticisms over their

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Crippen hears visually impaired users complain after rail websites go grey scale for Prince Philip

By Crippen / 2021-04-26
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For many visually impaired people who recently tried to access National Rail websites it was as if someone had decided to make the sites as

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Crippen discovers that the government ‘treats disabled people with contempt’ by handing £2.4 million to charities

By Crippen / 2021-04-17
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The government has been accused of showing “contempt” and “indifference” towards disabled people, after announcing large grants to 13 disability charities but failing to offer

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Crippen looks at the many breaches of disabled people’s rights

By Crippen / 2021-04-12
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The so called minister for disabled people, Justin Tomlinson has refused to apologise for as many as 24 breaches of disabled people’s rights – and

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Crippen discovers restrictions to disabled youngster’s right to education to remain

By Crippen / 2021-04-09
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It appears that the government is to abandon measures that ran “a coach and horses” through the right to social care during the pandemic. However,

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