The way you apply and are assessed for different disability benefits has changed due to the pandemic. Here’s what you need to be aware of going forward.
Employment & Education
Disability charity Sense has revealed over 50,000 people have started learning BSL after the launch of their Sense Sign School campaign.
New research finds almost one million UK parents suspect their child has a learning difficulty after observing them while homeschooling during lockdown.
The National Autistic Society Scotland is calling on schools to provide all autistic children with a personalised transition plan to help with their return to school.
The UK Government announced thousands of new special school places for children with special educational needs alongside 35 new free special schools.
Ninety autistic young people from across London and their families will benefit from new technology thanks to a grant from the London Freemasons.
Ahead of the new academic year, disability charity Disability Rights UK is calling on the Department of Education to remove the £200 charge disabled students have to pay for specialist equipment.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced plans today (8 July) to prevent mass unemployment due to the ongoing pandemic, but charities say more needs to be done to support young people with disabilities.
Tyrese Dibba is teaching thousands of people across the UK British Sign Language (BSL), with videos released during Deaf Awareness Week.
The Disability Benefits Consortium is petitioning the UK Government to increase all out of work benefits during the current pandemic.
With concern around the coronavirus growing in the UK, Business Disability Forum have developed new guidance on what you need to know and what your rights are at work.
Channel 4 have partnered with Sainsbury’s, NatWest and Nationwide, to give airtime to local enterprises that are making differences to the lives of disabled people….
This week (18-22 November) is Learning Disability Work Week, celebrating what great employees people with a learning disability make.
Carers Rights Day is an annual event to make carers aware of their rights, where to get guidance, and to raise awareness of carers’ needs. We speak to one carer about finding support from other parents and this year’s focus: helping carers find their way in local communities.
A new study has revealed that adults can have a 50 per cent chance of becoming a carer, with half of women expected to be carers by the age of 46.