Disability

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Widow sues NHS over deaf husband's 'diabolical' care
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals trust is to review case of Ronnie Kelly, whose daughter was asked to translate his terminal diagnosis in sign language

Sarah Johnson

07, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Special needs pupils in England living in dread of returning to the classroom
Many children have been failed by schools and as lockdown is eased the resources will no longer be there to help them at home

Chaminda Jayanetti

07, Mar, 2021 @7:21 AM

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Backlash grows over 'independent assessments' plan for disability scheme
Coalition says NDIS change is ‘streamlining’ but critics say it is cost-cutting exercise

Luke Henriques-Gomes

06, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Rishi Sunak’s generosity must go further to avert a long-term economic crisis | Letters
Letters: The budget should offer more to support disabled jobseekers, writes Gemma Hope, while Mike Pender believes the costs of the pandemic should not fall solely on working-age adults. Plus letters from Michael Leigh, Adrian Cosker and Martin Piercy

Letters

04, Mar, 2021 @5:07 PM

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Marguerita Moorcroft obituary
Other lives: High-ranking civil servant who started life in a Liverpool orphanage

Ruth Jampel

28, Feb, 2021 @6:03 PM

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‘It’s a basic human right’: the fight for adaptive fashion
While brands big and small are exploring disability-friendly clothing, it remains a niche market that struggles to reach consumers

Lottie Jackson

26, Feb, 2021 @11:17 AM

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How the government has failed our most vulnerable | Letter
Letter: Glyn Morgan welcomes the news that people with learning disabilities have been given priority for Covid vaccines, but is frustrated that it took celebrity involvement to shine a light on the issue

Letters

25, Feb, 2021 @5:35 PM

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UK Covid: Williamson hopes children will get 'time in schools' this summer - as it happened
Education secretary also promises ‘no algorithms’ for exam results; MPs told 99% of arrivals in UK don’t quarantine in hotels

Andrew Sparrow

24, Feb, 2021 @6:23 PM

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Jo Whiley says sister is out of hospital after severe Covid infection
Radio 2 DJ, who was offered vaccine before Frances, renews call for prioritising jab for those with learning disabilities

Lucy Campbell

23, Feb, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Jo Whiley fears vaccine offer for sister too late as she fights Covid in hospital
DJ talks about ‘worst week of our lives’ after sister, who has learning disability and diabetes, caught virus

Jessica Murray

21, Feb, 2021 @11:56 AM

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'An exciting time': European Space Agency takes diversity to space
Helen Sharman, the UK’s first astronaut, praises the agency as it begins a search for 26 recruits

Zahaan Bharmal

20, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ian Rankin: 'Why does it take celebrity voices for disabled people to be heard?'
Scotland’s pre-eminent crime writer joins broadcaster Jo Whiley berating ‘woeful’ treatment of people with learning difficulties over Covid

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

19, Feb, 2021 @12:15 PM

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