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The theft of Blue Badges has quadrupled in the last five years, council chiefs warn.
Failures in the way major disability benefits are being assessed have led to a loss of trust in the system, MPs have warned today.
Two thirds of councils are ‘unaware’ of how many disabled adults in their area are currently being cared for by family and friends at home, a disabilities campaign group has revealed.
Council parking services do a ‘poor job’ when it comes to the provision of online information for drivers with disabilities, ICT body warns.
A proposed reform to the blue badge criteria could mean people with ‘hidden disabilities’ will find it easier to travel.
The local authority system of support for deaf children is in ‘complete disarray’ as the number of specialist teachers is cut, a deafness charity warns.
Leaving the EU will weaken support for disabled people unless the Government shores up the voluntary social care sector, according to a new report.
The Government has announced a package of support worth nearly £45m to provide additional help for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Some people were unable to vote in the last general election because of their disabilities, according to the Electoral Commission.
Local authorities should provide specialist community care for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour can be challenging in order to avoid admissions to psychiatric wards or residential homes, new guidance says.