Government finally agrees to continue some free Covid testing for PAs

Government finally agrees to continue some free Covid testing for PAs By John Pring on 31st March 2022Category: Independent Living ListenFocus The government has finally issued guidance that should allow disabled people in England who employ personal assistants (PAs) to continue to secure free COVID-19 tests for their staff, at least in some situations. The confirmation that some free … Read more

SEN green paper suggests government is finally dumping Cameron’s ‘end the bias’ policy By John Pring on

SEN green paper suggests government is finally dumping Cameron’s ‘end the bias’ policy By John Pring on 31st March 2022Category: Education ListenFocus The government appears to have admitted that David Cameron’s 2010 pledge to “end the bias” towards including disabled children in mainstream schools was a huge mistake and now needs to be reversed. The apparent admission comes in … Read more

Activists’ anger after they discover Labour frontbencher is married to DWP director

Activists’ anger after they discover Labour frontbencher is married to DWP director By John Pring on 31st March 2022Category: Benefits and Poverty ListenFocus Disabled activists have questioned Labour’s commitment to justice for the countless claimants whose deaths were linked to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), after it emerged that one of its senior frontbenchers is married to … Read more

Hull and East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service

We’re proud to announce the new Hull and East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service has officially launched. This service is a true partnership, where the main* and other children’s services**, work together with parents and their child/young person and family to understand what support is needed and how help, advice and support can improve outcomes for … Read more

EAST RIDING VOLUNTARY ACTION SERVICES (ERVAS) Ltd East Riding Voluntary Action Services is seeking

EAST RIDING VOLUNTARY ACTION SERVICES (ERVAS) Ltd East Riding Voluntary Action Services is seeking East Riding VCSE Safeguarding Adult’s Development Officer Salary: £25,791 pro rata plus 10.6% pension contribution Status: 18 hours per week, including evenings and weekends Fixed Term: Fixed contract from 1st April – 31st March 2024 with potential to expand to 31st … Read more

North Bank Forum News

Pride in Hull 22  – volunteers wanted After 2 years, Pride in Hull are back and planning their biggest event yet, but they need help!  Volunteer recruitment for Pride in Hull 2022 is now open and they would love you to join them.  There will be inductions/information events throughout April and May, a mix of … Read more

Disability Rights UK e-news

NEWS ROUND-UP Autistic boy wins right to life transplant hearing The mother of an autistic boy has won a legal battle to ensure her teenage son has the right to a potentially life-saving transplant after Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital refused the option on the grounds that his autism would make the operation and aftercare too … Read more

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