Benefits claimants suffering under end-of-life DWP rule

Terminally ill people in UK spending final weeks struggling to get social security help as six-month rule demands ‘proof’ of life expectancy More than 100 terminally ill people are each…

The Guardian view on social care and disability: a cruel policy vacuum | Editorial

There cannot be many adults in the UK who are unaware of the importance of social care. Whether they have encountered the issue through personal experience of supporting friends or…

Disability discrimination commissioner says his NDIS independent assessment ‘unsatisfactory’ | National disability insurance scheme | The Guardian

Australia’s disability discrimination commissioner has revealed he took part in the national disability insurance scheme trial of independent assessments and found the experience “unsatisfactory”. The government has sparked backlash among…

‘Utterly unconscionable’: NDIS agency looks to reduce costs by increasing ‘participant exits’

The agency that runs the national disability insurance scheme is seeking to increase the number of people that “exit” the scheme and reduce overall spending on funding packages through a…

Girl who uses wheelchair deemed to have no mobility concerns by NDIS independent assessment | National disability insurance scheme | The Guardian

A nine-year-old girl who sometimes uses a wheelchair was described as not having mobility concerns in a report prepared for the national disability insurance scheme trial of independent assessments. As…