United Kingdom

23% of people with disabilities living in the UK regularly feel lonely. This is the conclusion of a recent survey conducted by ‘Sense’, a British charity supporting deaf-blind people. As a result of this, the organization created a campaign called ‘We All Need Friends’.
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With the British General Election coming up in May, political party leaders David Cameron, Nick Clegg and David Miliband have pledged to pay more attention to the voice and needs of the 1.4 million people with an intellectual disability in the UK.
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Inclusion Europe member Mencap has launched a touching Valentine's Day video, featuring couples with and without intellectual disabilities talking about their relationships and plans for the future.
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The United Kingdom Ministry of Justice made a major mistake when trying to explain the court system to people with intellectual disabilities and to non-native speakers.
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The year 2014 saw 574 disability hate crime cases recorded in the UK, in contrast to the 183 cases recorded in 2007/2008, the years in which the offence was introduced. The statistics were published by Crown Prosecution Service (CSP), the principal prosecuting authority for England and Wales.
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English health authorities issued a report 26 November on the use of institutional facilities to house people with intellectual disabilities across England.
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The UK Government’s legal aid reforms have come under heavy criticism from a senior judge this week after it was revealed that a couple with intellectual disabilities were not able to claim financial assistance supporting legal costs.
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A couple with intellectual disabilities from the United Kingdom has won compensation in a unique court case after their new-born child was taken away by social services.
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The Little Noise Sessions 2014, an acoustic music festival organised in aid of Mencap UK, took place in London on 22 and 23 October.
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British ITV hit-show Coronation Street has announced that it is organizing an acting workshop designed for talented actors with disabilities.
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