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Attendance Allowance WILL NOT be devolved to local councils in England : Welfare Weekly.

A leading carers’ charity has welcomed the Government’s decision not to devolve responsibility for Attendance Allowance.

A leading carers’ charity has welcomed a decision by the UK Government not to devolve responsibility for Attendance Allowance to local authorities in England. 307 more words

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61chrissterry reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:

On the face of it a Government decision that appears to be sensible, in that devolving Attendance Allowance to local authorities is opening it to a Postcode Lottery situation. However, by the Government retaining the responsibility for this benefit it is left to them whether they wish to continue providing this benefit or not, or pass the responsibility to a third party organisation, the dreaded Atos, Capita, Maximus or any others who may come on the scene.

Inauguration and Feathers of Down Syndrome

As Inauguration Day circles above us, riding the air currents like a predator, many have been dreading the last hours of our dear President Obama’s administration. 1,469 more words

Empathy

Sex & Disability: The Public Morality

The issue of the taxpayer subsidising sex for people with disabilities in New Zealand isn’t about the cost, it’s the morality that society has toward the entire notion. 480 more words

Politics

ADHD and Anxiety: What's the Connection? - Medical News Today

What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety and ADHD and what differences are there? Learn about treatments including medication, therapy, and relaxation.

Source: ADHD and Anxiety: What’s the Connection? – Medical News Today

Disability

Partial Victory For Doug Paulley In 'Wheelchair V Buggy' Case

A disabled man has won a Supreme Court case after a dispute with a woman with a buggy over wheelchair space on a bus.

It means bus drivers may have to do more to accommodate wheelchair users. 515 more words

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61chrissterry reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:

Limited success, but nowhere near far enough as it still depends on the drivers judgement and the stance taken by the person blocking a wheelchair space. There should also be more than 1 space allocated, for if it is a couple in wheelchairs no more than 1 could travel at 1 time, surely that would be an infringement of the rights of the couple to live and travel together.

Easy Come, Easy Go.

You may have seen my recent blog about how, on 4th January, I flew from Manchester to Tenerife but easyJet flew my power-chair from Manchester, to Brest (NW France), to Paris, to Gatwick, and then to Tenerife where I was reunited with it thirty six hours later. 905 more words

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A Money Update

I think I’m nearing the end of this investigation into early retirement. I’ve read several books, joined the MMM forums where I got some helpful advice, lurked on some other forums, read financial papers and journals… it’s been fun and enlightening. 860 more words

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