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Have your say on the future of the benefits system

A new Health and Disability Green Paper has been launched by the UK Government which will pave the way for a fairer future of the benefits system to better meet the needs of disabled people and those with health conditions. The consultation includes changes which could: Enable independent living and testing the role of advocacy […]

Law change opens doors for deaf jurors in England and Wales

Deaf people who require the use of a sign language interpreter will be allowed to take part in jury service for the first time, it has been announced. Before this announcement, laws strictly prohibited anyone beyond the 12 sworn jurors from entering jury deliberation rooms. This is to safeguard against outside influence. It meant that […]

Blog: Amy Morton – Living with hearing loss

By Amy Morton My name is Amy Morton. I am married and have two children aged 8 and 6, I’m a Holistic Therapist by trade. I have had a hearing loss from birth due to a virus my mum had whilst pregnant with me. The virus caused my nerves to be damaged, so unfortunately, all […]

Video service for deaf claimants extended to all DWP helplines

Deaf claimants and those with hearing loss can now access British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters across all Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) helplines and services. The Video Relay Service, rolled out for Universal Credit in April, has been extended to all its 62 benefit-related lines and services. The Video Relay Service allows users to […]

UK employers encouraged to join Disability Confident scheme

Adult woman and younger woman discussing documentsUK FTSE 100 employers are being encouraged to sign up to the Disability Confident scheme by the Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health, Penny Mordaunt. Twenty-one FTSE 100 companies have already signed up so far, including Marks & Spencer, BT and Royal Mail. This week, construction recruitment specialist TBT Recruitment became the 5,000th organisation […]

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