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Disability news round up: the Hardest Hit and deaf woman hears

Dan Slipper Dan Slipper | 11:41 UK time, Friday, 28 October 2011

About 300 people marched in Norwich in protest at government spending cuts

Last weekend protests took place around the country, organised by the UK Disabled People's Council and the Disability Benefits Consortium. The Hardest Hit events were held in cities including London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester one year after the Government's comprehensive spending review.

Organisers expected thousands to take part in the rallys against proposed cuts to disability benefits and said many more would do so if they were physically able.

After the protests, blogger Kaliya Franklin, created a video blog describing "what it costs" for disabled people to attend such events.

Elsewhere in the news:

Gene therapy: new hopes to halt blindness (BBC News)

Immune system defect may cause ME (BBC News)

Giving young learning disabled people a break (The Guardian)

Comment is free: my son's specialist care is under threat (The Guardian)

High-security prison unit criticised for holding mentally ill inmates
(The Guardian)

No more £35k BMWs for Motability drivers: new rules stop disabled getting luxury cars (Mail Online)

Deaf woman hears her voice for the first time (

Down's Syndrome case could see thousands of special needs adults taught alongside children


  • Comment number 1.

    I too will be affected by this benefit change, i cannot believe how stupid the government has been by doing this, my benefit will stop if this goes ahead as its contribution based, even though i am on DLA i need care most of the time and its going to put a big strain on my family's money, thier answer get your husband to work less than 16 hours, he is in the army how the hell can he, then we'd be even more worse off its a blooming joke... its not that when they are needing him to fight for the them,,,,

  • Comment number 2.

    Sad part is governments are almost always only out for themselves, they've already made it to where they don't have to worry about money issues, or help when they're making these "cuts" or laws. [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator]

  • Comment number 3.

    All this user's posts have been removed.Why?


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