Social care cuts left people with learning disability ‘forgotten’, survey suggests | ITV News

More than 65% of people with a learning disability had their social care slashed by at least half during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey suggests. Charity Mencap asked 1,069 people across the UK about their experiences of caring for someone with a learning disability during the Covid-19 crisis. More than two thirds (67%) said their … Read more Social care cuts left people with learning disability ‘forgotten’, survey suggests | ITV News

Ann Marie Smith’s disability care worker charged with manslaughter | ABC News

After a four month investigation, the paid carer of Adelaide woman Ann Marie Smith has been charged with her manslaughter. The woman is behind bars tonight ahead of a court appearance tomorrow with police describing Ann Smith’s death as preventable. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-06/woman-charged-with-manslaughter-of-ann-marie-smith/12529662 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch … Read more Ann Marie Smith’s disability care worker charged with manslaughter | ABC News

Online tool providing support to people with an intellectual disability | ABC News

Mental health services are often hard to access for people living with an intellectual disability. Now, a peak advocacy organisation is launching an online tool in a bid to reduce the stigma of reaching out for help. Disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella explains. #ABCNews #mentalhealth Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-04/mental-health-website-for-people-with-intellectual-disability/12511134 For more from ABC News, click … Read more Online tool providing support to people with an intellectual disability | ABC News

Premiums for ‘junk insurance’ are eroding super savings, and trustees are responsible | The business

Most Australians aged 25 and over are paying for disability insurance they may not know they have and that, in many cases, will deny their claim if they get injured or sick. Lawyers say it is a breach of duty by some super trustees. Read more here: https://ab.co/3jW8fLV For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Premiums for ‘junk insurance’ are eroding super savings, and trustees are responsible | The business

Ex-Justice Department Lawyer Will Lead Elijah McClain Probe

An investigation spurred by the death of a 23-year-old Black man after suburban Denver police stopped him last year will be led by a former Justice Department lawyer who oversaw its investigation of police in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown in 2014. Jonathan Smith, the executive director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee … Read more Ex-Justice Department Lawyer Will Lead Elijah McClain Probe

Life as a wheelchair user at Wales’ train stations | ITV News

Joshua Reeves works for disability charity Leonard Cheshire and is a disability campaigner. This is his experiences of visiting train stations in south Wales. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV … Read more Life as a wheelchair user at Wales’ train stations | ITV News

Has the world order failed? | Inside Story

Not everyone is in the same boat! The 26 richest people in the world, hold as much wealth as half its population Life chances depend on gender, race and whether or not a person has a disability. These global inequalities are being made worse by the pandemic. And the world is reaching a breaking point. … Read more Has the world order failed? | Inside Story

Sarah says she’s a ‘social butterfly’, but gets upset when she’s not included | ABC News

Sarah Byrne is an inclusion worker who is about to begin living on her own for the first time, and she wants to make sure others also get the opportunity to establish community connections. Research shows isolation is a major problem when it comes to abuse of people with a disability. For more from ABC … Read more Sarah says she’s a ‘social butterfly’, but gets upset when she’s not included | ABC News

Disability is no obstacle | 8yo gymnast born without legs scores perfect 10

Young athlete Paige Calendine, who was born without legs, has been competing since she was 18 months old. She performs stunts that many couch-dwellers can only dream of. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us … Read more Disability is no obstacle | 8yo gymnast born without legs scores perfect 10

Unpaid carers desperate for respite as a fatigue crisis looms | ABC News

More than one in 10 Australians is an unpaid carer to a loved one with a disability, mental illness or chronic condition. Most willingly provide this care and support but it often comes at the expense of their own health, wellbeing and career prospects. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-15/disability-support-workforce-struggling-to-keep-up-with-demand/12452438 For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Unpaid carers desperate for respite as a fatigue crisis looms | ABC News

Quiet housing revolution slowly giving Australians with disabilities more options | ABC News

A new model of housing is emerging for people living with a disability, with purpose-built homes being made available for rent in apartment complexes. Many say it’s improving their quality of life and getting them more integrated with the community. But some advocates have reservations. The ABC’s disability affairs reporter Nas Campanella has more. Read … Read more Quiet housing revolution slowly giving Australians with disabilities more options | ABC News

Minneapolis police officers file disability claims amid violent protests

At least 150 police officers in Minneapolis have reportedly filed disability claims, for injuries suffered during recent riots. The city was the epicenter of nationwide unrest, that erupted after the death of George Floyd in May. Ron Meuser, attorney for Minneapolis police officers, talked to RT about the current difficulty and dangerous situation for police … Read more Minneapolis police officers file disability claims amid violent protests

Disability support worker jobs boom as complaints rise | ABC News

The creation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has seen thousands of new jobs in disability support. Filling those jobs with well-trained workers is a challenge, and complaints about the standard of care are soaring. But, as Claire Campbell reports, there are also many support workers doing their bit to improve the lives of … Read more Disability support worker jobs boom as complaints rise | ABC News

Families still waiting for answers to hospital disability discrimination investigation | ABC news

People with disabilities die from preventable causes at a much higher rate than the general population, with many saying they face discrimination in the healthcare system. In South Australia, an investigation into seven adverse events in the state’s health system, including four deaths, hasn’t been made public two years after it was completed. For more … Read more Families still waiting for answers to hospital disability discrimination investigation | ABC news

The story of Paralympic Dressage Champion Natasha Baker | Breaking Boundaries

Five-time Paralympic Gold medalist Natasha Baker suffers from transverse myelitis, a disability that affects the nerves. That did not stop her to become one of the most decorated Paralympic riders in the Equestrian sport. In this documentary, Natasha tells you about her beginnings, her story and also about the future and the Tokyo Paralympics. Natasha: … Read more The story of Paralympic Dressage Champion Natasha Baker | Breaking Boundaries