In The News – March 2019

Rights

Theresa May to consider axeing Human Rights Act after Brexit, minister reveals

Disabilities Minister won’t be replaced until after Brexit ‘turbulence’ resolved, says Tory vice-chairman

Pathways from poverty: The future of the DWP

Court’s intervention to limit options is not a deprivation of liberty

Tory Vice-Chairman says there will be no Minister for Disabled People until Crisis Resolved

Woman with Down’s syndrome ‘loses independence’ after being stripped of free bus travel

Tory council set to force disabled people into residential care to cut costs


Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Further fire directed at Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill

New analysis highlights ‘deeply flawed assumptions’ behind Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Care homes ‘ill equipped’ to carry out new responsibilities under DoLS replacement system, warn providers


DWP

Capita assessor lied about woman’s thoughts of suicide, recording shows

Man slams ‘ridiculous’ benefits system after winning third DWP battle in six years

Jack Carroll: ‘I was treated with derision and suspicion in my PIP assessment’

Jodey Whiting petition: Lib Dems back petition, but doubts over Labour

Tomlinson silent after ‘lying’ to MPs about benefits freeze

DWP’s latest confession on safety: ‘We keep no record of complaints linked to deaths’

Jodey Whiting petition: Seventh family demands justice over DWP benefit deaths

Jodey Whiting petition: DWP ‘has blood on its hands’, says Green party

Six families back petition to MPs calling for inquiry into DWP benefit deaths

NHS call for government action on link between mental distress and benefit cuts

DWP silent on figures suggesting ‘fit for work’ deaths may have fallen

DWP handed petition of 200,000 names on benefit assessment travel

Reaction to Rudd’s reforms: Tinkering, crumbs and fears of a Trojan horse for cuts

Jodey Whiting: DWP apologises, but no word on preventing future deaths


Social Care

Social care ‘national scandal and disgrace’

Social Care: Government urged to match words with actions

County councils urge government to ‘look again’ at social care funding formula

Cross-party group launched to tackle social care crisis

The NHS apprenticeships offering a new route to health and social care

Tory council set to force disabled people into residential care to cut costs

CQC admits one in five social care services have not been inspected in two years


Studies

Failed Alzheimer’s trial leaves families and patients heartbroken. Medical community reels

Dementia sufferers will trial a cannabis-based medicine that could ease symptoms


Other News

Claims of maggot-infested genitals in nursing home

Letters: hospital no place for those with dementia

Proposed new definition of Alzheimer’s aims to spot disease sooner

‘Dementia is the plague of our time, the disease of the century’

Brexit has ganged up with Alzheimer’s against my mother

Disabled peer criticises Lib Dem leader over support for ‘discriminatory threat’


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