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Mum with disabled daughter facing homelessness as council refuses help: 'She'll have a breakdown'
disability, housing, eviction
Homelessness

Mum with disabled daughter facing homelessness as council refuses help: 'She'll have a breakdown'

Faced with an acute shortage of temporary accommodation, councils are being forced to ration housing and change policies. Families are bearing the brunt
Meet the proud blind man who overcame homelessness to live his dream as a renowned artist
Clarke Reynolds blind braille artist
Art

Meet the proud blind man who overcame homelessness to live his dream as a renowned artist

Disabled benefit claimants recall 'cruel and traumatic' DWP video assessments: 'It's no way to live'
Video call assessments can be a stressful process for DWP claimants.
DWP

Disabled benefit claimants recall 'cruel and traumatic' DWP video assessments: 'It's no way to live'

Tens of thousands call on DWP to reinstate 'lifeline' cost of living payment for disabled people
Disabilities

Tens of thousands call on DWP to reinstate 'lifeline' cost of living payment for disabled people

Tories want to make UK better for disabled people. It counts for nothing if we can't survive winter
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Tories want to make UK better for disabled people. It counts for nothing if we can't survive winter

Most people who use food banks are disabled. We can do better than this – and we must
trussell trust food banks
Heather Buckingham

Most people who use food banks are disabled. We can do better than this – and we must

Disabled people are again missing out on extra cost of living support – it's cruel and embarrassing
Empty wallet
Rachel Charlton-Dailey 

Disabled people are again missing out on extra cost of living support – it's cruel and embarrassing

Tories unveil plan to make UK 'most accessible place in the world' – but does it go far enough?
disability
Disabilities

Tories unveil plan to make UK 'most accessible place in the world' – but does it go far enough?

'An urgent wake-up call': Half of disabled people are struggling to pay their energy bills
disabled person struggling with energy bills
Cost of living crisis

'An urgent wake-up call': Half of disabled people are struggling to pay their energy bills

Poverty is even harder if you're disabled and from the North East. Believe me, I'm both
Boarded up houses in Middlesbrough, England.
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Poverty is even harder if you're disabled and from the North East. Believe me, I'm both

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Health and disability
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Health and disability

Britain is a scary place for disabled people, says Paralympian Hannah Cockroft – and she's right
Hannah Cockroft during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Britain is a scary place for disabled people, says Paralympian Hannah Cockroft – and she's right

Disabled people like me were forgotten during the pandemic. The Covid-19 inquiry makes that clear
Steven/ Disabled people
Steven Morris

Disabled people like me were forgotten during the pandemic. The Covid-19 inquiry makes that clear

Tories want you to think the poor, disabled people and Carol Vorderman are the enemy. They're lying
Prime minister Rishi Sunak visits Wren Academy in Finchley, North London, where he met staff and pupils.
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Tories want you to think the poor, disabled people and Carol Vorderman are the enemy. They're lying

Rishi Sunak claims he's going to cut taxes by tightening benefits. Here's why it'll backfire badly
rishi sunak
Benefits

Rishi Sunak claims he's going to cut taxes by tightening benefits. Here's why it'll backfire badly

2023 was very, very tough for disabled people – but we can’t let the Tories win
net zero
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

2023 was very, very tough for disabled people – but we can’t let the Tories win

DWP is 'penalising' terminally ill people for 'not dying fast enough', campaigner warns
Mark Hughes
Benefits

DWP is 'penalising' terminally ill people for 'not dying fast enough', campaigner warns

Uncertainty over minister for disabled people role sparks backlash: 'What message does this send?'
dwp
DWP

Uncertainty over minister for disabled people role sparks backlash: 'What message does this send?'

Disabled people are cancelling Christmas because they can’t afford it: 'We can't wait another winter'
Cost of living crisis

Disabled people are cancelling Christmas because they can’t afford it: 'We can't wait another winter'

Autumn Statement: Jeremy Hunt accused of 'cynical attack' on sick and disabled benefits claimants
hunt/ autumn statement
Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement: Jeremy Hunt accused of 'cynical attack' on sick and disabled benefits claimants

'I urinated myself in the opticians': UK's public toilet crisis makes disabled people feel like 'prisoners'
public toilet
Public toilets

'I urinated myself in the opticians': UK's public toilet crisis makes disabled people feel like 'prisoners'

Why DWP snooping on benefit claimants' bank accounts will only whip up hatred of disabled people 
dwp protest
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Why DWP snooping on benefit claimants' bank accounts will only whip up hatred of disabled people 

DWP plans for 'welfare cuts' slammed as 'utter evil' by disability campaigners
disabled person
Welfare reforms

DWP plans for 'welfare cuts' slammed as 'utter evil' by disability campaigners

Disabled people are trying to tell us how benefits system is killing them. It's time we listened
disability benefits protest
Dr China Mills

Disabled people are trying to tell us how benefits system is killing them. It's time we listened

Disabled nurse 'feels guilty being alive' as her family struggles with devastating cost of living
Laura Smith and family
Cost of living crisis

Disabled nurse 'feels guilty being alive' as her family struggles with devastating cost of living