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UK: Court decision puts independence of older and disabled people at risk

Posted 08/07-11 at 19.11

Elaine McDonald (67) has lost her appeal at the Supreme Court against the decision of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to cut her support provision by refusing to provide assistance at night for her to use a commode. McDonald said she ...

UK: Update on murder of disabled boy

Posted 18/09-10 at 00.57

As we reported in May, Yvonne Freaney, 48, had been arrested for ...

USA: Airline fined for illegal treatment of disabled passengers

Posted 10/09-10 at 02.08

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined AirTran Airways $500,000 for violations of the legal requirement to offer boarding assistance to disabled people. In addition, the airline frequently did not provide an adequate written response t ...

USA: Disability group in court to fight for independent living

Posted 25/06-10 at 21.10

Disability Rights California (DRC) was in the Circuit Court of Appeals on June 15th to argue why the state should not make cuts to independent living support. Outside the court dozens of disabled and elderly people demonstrated in support of DRC. ...

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