In the headlines

Today, we round up the stories which highlight why it’s so important that we #dontforget disability…

Hate crime against disabled people rises (BBC News)
Hate crime has risen by a third in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Paralympian with one leg told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ to receive benefits (Manchester Evening News)
Wheelchair basketball player Wayne Fisher has had his DLA claim rejected.

Family of Down’s patient sue hospital over DNR order (Guardian)
Claims that doctors at an NHS hospital in Kent placed a ‘do not resuscitate’ order on a man’s chart because of his disability.

 

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