ONS publishes Life Opportunities Survey Interim Report

From the ONS website.   The interim findings of a major survey, which explores disability in terms of social barriers to participation, is published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The Life Opportunities Survey (LOS) is a new large-scale survey of disability in Great Britain. It is the first major social survey in…

Roadmap to Disability Equality

From the Office for Disability Issues. (click on link above for version with graphs)   Disability equality indicators The Disability Equality Indicators are a starting point in measuring progress towards disability equality. They cover a number of themes that disabled people have told us are important to them. These indicators are used to help monitor…

COMPASS THINKPIECE – FULL VERSION OCTOBER 2010 DARK TIMES FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT WORK: NO COMPETENCE, NO COMPASSION IN INCAPACITY BENEFIT REFORM

By Steve Griffiths The case that there are over a million people receiving Incapacity Benefit who should not be, which has driven a major strand of welfare reform over fifteen years and which was a cornerstone of the New Labour project, was based from the beginning on selective use of evidence. This Thinkpiece presents an…

Mobilise for DLA

Take Action. From the Leonard Cheshire Disability website Mobilise for DLA   In the October Spending Review the Government announced that they are going to stop paying Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component to disabled people living in residential care. This change, which will be start October 2012, will mean that thousands of disabled people…