UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL
December 14
Cruel disability benefit tests now overturned in nearly three quarters of appeals
Mirror
Energy efficiency policy sidelines disabled people, says report
► Disability News Service
Government accused of 'wasting' £1 million fighting PIP disability benefit appeals
Moneywise
Ideas to replace WCA with new assessment framework win some support
► Disability News Service
Juliet England: My on-stage monologue about dating with a hearing lossOlympic cyclist from Bolton makes first national list of disability leaders
The Limping Chicken
People with multiple sclerosis are ‘being failed by the disability benefits system’, charity warns
iNews
Spending £1,125 on Universal Credit cakes for staff to celebrate DWP benefit was tasteless and insensitive
iNews

December 13
Chatbot apps for mental health are neglecting reports of child sex abuse ...
Download.com

December 12
Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse
BBC News
Date agreed for roll-out of disability benefit cuts which will affect more than 2,300 people
Nottinghamshire Live
DWP announce £40m employment support package for long-term unemployed disabled people
Welfare Weekly
H&M slammed for mocking mental health with ‘sarcastic’ new jumper
Metro
Mental health: The NHS patients who are 'abused and ignored'
BBC News
Rejecting the "service user" narrative in shaping mental health policy and practice
Mental Health Today

UK LOCAL/REGIONAL

December 14
Closure of Devon disability support centre to affect more than 800 people
ITV News
Dame Hannah Rogers Trust disabled centre to close
BBC News
How Greater Manchester Mental Health’s ‘holistic approach to care’ is working towards wellness
The Guardian
Olympic cyclist from Bolton makes first national list of disability leaders
The Limping Chicken
The Bolton News
Parliament intruder: Man shot with Taser by armed police in Westminster detained under Mental Health Act
Independent
Police targeting of disabled protesters is ‘an outrage and a scandal… and it’s set to spread’
► Disability News Service
Stars add support to bid to transform access for disabled musicians
► Disability News Service

December 13
Aidan Knight's mother wishes 'somebody listened' before his death
BBC News
Harrogate care worker stole over £8000 from women who were blind, deaf and had learning disabilities
Harrogate Advertiser
Home Office trying to force two disabled children to leave country
The Guardian
See Tickets in discrimination row after choreographer asked to prove disability to watch own show
The Stage
Young, Autistic and Locked Away
Truth Dig

December 12
As a disabled person I shouldn’t have to wear a nappy if I want to travel by plane
Metro
Britain's Got Talent stalwart making shock exit after 2019
Daily Star
Gay kids 'at greater risk of depression'
Metro Newspaper UK
Norfolk and Waveney mental health: Dissatisfaction with care
BBC News
Pledge to continue funding for blind and deaf services for another 12 months
Daventry Express
Study finds high levels of depression among LGBT teenagers
The Guardian
The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes
BBC News
Underfunded, understaffed and overflowing with patients - shocking state of mental health services
ITV News

December 11
Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees
BBC News
Deprived people in Devon seek more access to mental health services
Devon Live
Human rights in learning disability inpatient units examined
Parliament.uk
'My life is just as important as everybody else’s': meet the disability leaders
The Guardian
The former soldier who's now a blind boxer
BBC News

SCOTLAND
December 13
Rise in number of mentally-ill children treated in adult wards
Isle of Wight County Press
WCP.co.uk
Tackling the disability employment gap
Scottish Government

December 12
'You Failed Her' Furious Scots mum blasts daughter's school after keeping her in 'filthy' room she says is 'worse ...
The Scottish Sun

December 11
70% of Scotland's teachers lack training to address mental health problems in schools
Mental Health
Scotland set to take lead on human rights with new Act
The National

IRELAND
 (includes Northern Ireland)

Muckamore Abbey
December 12
Families speak of trauma caused to patients
The Irish News
Health trust's 'deep regrets'
BBC News
Patients' parents say 'heads should roll'
BBC News

December 11
Muckamore Abbey seclusion room was 'dark dungeon'
BBC News

Ireland General
December 14
Language difficulties common in young offenders
Law Society of Ireland Gazette

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