Disabled people struggling to hire carers after Brexit

Disabled people are struggling to hire carers to help with vital daily tasks due to low pay and Brexit, the Observer has been told, with ministers refusing to ease immigration restrictions to address the...

Disabled woman to take DWP to court over ‘immoral’ automatic benefit deductions

A disabled woman is to challenge the Department for Work and Pensions in court over what she calls its “immoral” policy of allowing landlords and utilities companies to automatically make deductions from...

Children and young people’s mental health

The Centre for Mental Health has published a review of girls in the Children and Young People Secure Estate (CYPSE). Findings from the review, commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement in partnership...

Category - Disability

One in three children ‘suffer from loneliness’

A third of children feel lonely and could be at risk of long-term mental and physical health problems, a charity has warned.  A survey of children found that more than one in three had felt lonely in the past week.  A study by Action for...

One in three areas fail children with special needs

Councils and health organisations in around a third of areas are failing to effectively support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), analysis by Ofsted and health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has...