Disabled Children Matter Wales’s website!
Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services, has announced that an external intervention board is to be set up to correct performance failings in the City and County of Swansea’s children’s services. The move follows serious concerns raised by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales. Key issues of concern for disabled children and their families included: Read more!
Radar’s MP Dialogue scheme is encouraging disabled people to raise national and local issues with their MP, including current welfare reform proposals.
The scheme is also encouraging MPs across the UK to meet more of their disabled constituents. Read More!
Fraudulent’ Disability in Historical Perspective
At a time when six of the UK’s leading disability charities warn that media focus on the fraudulent or over-claiming of disability and other benefits is fuelling the abuse of disabled people, research by a Swansea University academic has shown that suspicion of benefit claimants is not a new phenomenon. Read more!
Swansea University does well in disability report
Trailblazers, the organisation for young people living with muscle disease or a related condition recently carried out research into facilities for disabled students in UK universities.
Of the eight universities surved in Wales, Swansea University came top, with a positive result in 13 out of the 15 categories relating to accessibility and the availability of help and advice.
For a full report, go to www.mdctrailblazers.org
- Social Care
- Poor bus services for disabled people living in Swansea are being highlighted.
MEMBERS of a Swansea disability group met a local MP to discuss
how accessible the city is to them.
Labour MP Geraint Davies met Swansea Disability Forum chairman Brendan Campbell and group member Pablo Rees. Read more…
Open Access Statement
Building Access Statement
LC continues to hold regular meetings with the Access Consultation Group to discuss further improvements to the access to/ within the facilities. Read more!
Swansea People First’s Annual General Meeting 2012 is to be held at St James Church Hall, Uplands from 6pm to 9pm on Friday Feb 17th 2012. Check out their cool website here!