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Press and Media 2014

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For media enquiries call 07590 929 441 (this number is for journalists only, it is not an advice or enquiry line).

Our press and media releases are listed in the yearly archives on the left hand side of this page.

Our press releases for 2014 are listed below in subject order.

1. Independent living: getting a life

Disabled people’s contribution to the economy - 15 December 2014

Letters: The legacy of the Magna Carta - 10 December 2014

High Court upholds decision to close ILF - 8 December 2014

Autumn statement: Employing PAs concession - 3 December 2014

Contact a Family's Counting the Cost Campaign - 25 November 2014

Our view: Disabled passenger bus rights - 11 November 2014

7 Families: campaigning for social security and independent living support - 4 November 2014

Letter to the Times on Housing Standards - 31 October 2014

CQC criticises standard of care homes - 14 October 2014

Deprivation of Liberty safeguards - 8 October 2014

Select committee access to work report - 19 September 2014

We applaud Bristol Councils ILF vote -  17 September 2014

Making local communities inclusive - 11 September 2014

New report advocates rebranding residential care - 4 September 2014

Nicholas Russell obituary - 4 September 2014

1 in 4 fear future care provision inadequate - 1 September 2014

Caroline Gooding obituary - 12 August 2014

Most councils will not ringfence ILF resources - 7 August 2014

Our position on the ILF closure - 22 July 2014

Our independent living conference: looking forward - 22 July 2014

Govt statistics missing 1 million disabled people - 15 July 2014

We welcome Integrated Personal Commissioning plans -  10 July 2014

Making disabled peoples participation real - 5 June 2014

U-turn over human rights protection for home care - 25 April 2014

We oppose patient equipment charges - 17 April 2014

Future of the Disability Committee Decided - 14 March 2014

We demand review of local bus funding - 11 March 2014

DR UK statement on ILF closure - 6 March 2014

DR UK welcomes NHS care data delay - 19 February 2014

Gagging legislation becomes law - 31 January 2014

Philip Connolly looks forward to 2014 - 8 January 2014

Benefits

PIP independent review published - 17 December 2014

ESA and WCA Assessments: Government response - 1 December 2014

DWP WCA Maximus contract statement: Our response - 31 October 2014

DR UK condemns idea of cutting ESA - 30 October 2014

Disabled Students Allowance cuts could deter students - 12 September 2014

PIP 20 metre court case fails - 24 July 2014

Government in court over disability benefit changes - 9 July 2014

We say end over 65s PIP assessments - 7 July 2014

Our comment on benefits spending cap breach - 20 June 2014

PIP stats show broken system - 5 June 2014

Our response to bedroom tax appeal court judgement - 21 February 2014

Atos to lose WCA contract: our response - 19 February 2014

DR UK wants true reporting on WCA - 5 February 2014

Sport and leisure

Sport England helps disabled people access sport - 4 December 2014

Stopping disability hate crime

Some police forces failing to engage with DPOs on hate crime - 30 October 2014

2. Career opportunities – getting work, education and skills

 Liz Sayce on BBC about access to work - 19 December 2014

Volunteer charter launched - 10 December 2014

MPs criticise work programme results - 6 November 2014

Our response: Paying disabled people less for work - 16 October 2014

IntoWork Convention 2014 - 19 September 2014

Vince Cable visits disability entrepreneurs - 8 July 2014

Liz Sayce on You and Yours - 11 July 2014

New guide aims to boost disabled apprentice numbers - 29 April 2014

Work programme still fails disabled people - 9 January 2014