Autism support should not require formal diagnosis, says Longfield’s new think tank

Support for conditions including autism and ADHD should be offered on a “needs-led” basis rather than forcing families to wait for a formal diagnosis, according to a think tank led by former children’s...

Think of this: a plan to ‘warehouse’ disabled people. What kind of nation is Britain becoming?

If you want a symbol of this country’s shredded safety net, look no further than Mark in Bristol. For the past 30 years Mark, who has cerebral palsy, has lived in his accessible bungalow with the support of...

Children with disabilities

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its response to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s report on safeguarding children with disabilities and complex health needs in residential...

Category - Disability

Why I secretly taped my disability assessment

Every month 60,000 ill and disabled people have their needs assessed for benefits. Some are so worried about the process that they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say. But using that...