Thursday, 31 January 2008

31/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Carers could get new rights after initial victory in landmark ...
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Coleman won the right for an unfair treatment claim against her employer under the Disability Discrimination Act. A panel of European judges will make a ...
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Roadworks at busy city junction
Norwich Evening News - Norwich,England,UK
The new crossing will be constructed to the latest Disability Discrimination Act and Best Value Performance standards. The city council apologises for any ...
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Wednesday, 30 January 2008

30/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Rye MP champions disabled people at work
Rye & Battle Observer - St Leonards on Sea,England,UK
... the Disability Discrimination Act. "They should be doing everything realistically possible to ensure disabled people do not fall out of employment."
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'We need to protect these soft targets'
The Northern Echo - Darlington,UK
Criminals do not obey the Disability Discrimination Act, and disabled people are viewed as soft targets. Imagine a paedophile choosing a victim. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

HFE Bill: Abortion and disability
By marsden(marsden)
A very interesting but sinister interpretation of the recently implemented Mental Capacity Act was made in relation to the disability and abortion debate by Baroness Meacher:. "The Mental Capacity Act refers to the child having capacity ...
- http://bashingsecularism.blogspot.com/


 

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

29/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disabled parking rules should be enforced
By Atiesya(Atiesya)
Today, thanks to the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act, disabled people are now being treated as equal members of society. We have dropped kerbs, automatic doors, wide shopping aisles, lifts, etc. ...
Rambling of Disabled Housewife - http://atiesya.blogspot.com/

28/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Q. We are buying an old office building that does not have a lift ...
By RoSPA Infocentre(RoSPA Infocentre)
Whether lifts have to be provided falls under the scope of both the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Building Regulations 2000. The Building Regulations state: 'Reasonable provision shall be made for people to gain access to; ...
Infocentre Blog - http://rospainfocentre.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 27 January 2008

26/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Abortion For Disability Is Discrimination Against The Disabled ...
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
This appalling provision was added to the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 1990, currently in the process of Parliamentary reform, and therefore can be ...
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25/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

ERK
By micox(micox)
One of the most far reaching changes in that latter Act was to institute the DISABILITY EQUALITY DUTY (DED) which imposes a legal duty on all public bodies (and bodies commissioned by them to perform their public functions). What is the ...
- http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Social networking sites fail on accessibility
VNUNet.com - UK
The Disability Discrimination Act states that web site providers have to make "reasonable adjustment" for those with special needs. But according to Moonan, ...
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DPTAC's reaction to DFTs announcement on Blue Badge consultation
netPR.pl (komunikaty prasowe) - Poland
... is used by public and private car park operators as a proxy to allow them meet their legal obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. 2. ...
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Adult care: star ratings and the seven outcomes see councils improve
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
... in adult care after a High Court judge ruled that this failed to give enough consideration to its duties under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. ...
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24/01/2008

DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

mandy lifeboats ahoy: When Disability Equality Means Something ...
The Disability Equality Duty (DED) covers the full range of what public sector organisations do – including policy making and services that are delivered to ...

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Post office campaign: Changes in the law to break the poor
Socialist Party - UK
... by the Disability Discrimination Act. Disabled people who were eligible for legal aid volunteered to act as the claimants if we got to judicial review. ...
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23/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Incitement to Confusion
New Statesman - London,England,UK
While the fight for racial equality has seen the clamour of public opinion reflected belatedly in legislation, it seems that the state has been leading the ...
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DCS Web Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

A duty to promote equality--not a new approach, but a new way of ...
In practice, the new disability equality duty (DED) is intended to change the .... (18) The Duty to Promote Disability Equality. Statutory Code of Practice. ...

22/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Employers can't judge disability on future events, says court
Out-Law.com - London,England,UK
In an Employment Tribunal case she claimed discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). McDougall was found by the Employment Tribunal to ...
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The chair workout
Guardian Unlimited - UK
When section three of the disability discrimination act came into force in October 2004, the aim was to ensure that all public facilities, including gyms, ...
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Police pick up disability recognition
Chichester Today - Bath,England,UK
... been created and a three-year programme to make Sussex Police's website meet requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act is now well under way. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Visual prejudice that leaves a blemish on the workplace
In the UK, people with severe disfigurements enjoy the same legal protection under the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act as workers with disabilities that limit them physically. But Ms Wheatley says that disability awareness programmes ...
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre - http://www.business-humanrights.org

Social networking creates waste and exclusion
By Mark Samuels
Such an oversight is not only unethical, it is also in contravention of the Disability Discrimination Act (1999). Moonan continues:. "Many of the barriers to accessibility we encountered could be easily remedied and it was shocking how ...
The Knowledge - http://knowledge.computing.co.uk/

Lift for Town Hall
Work to bring Colchester Town Hall in line with the Disability Discrimination Act is one step nearer to being completed with plans for installation of a new lift ready to start. The Cabinet are set to hear at their meeting on Wednesday ...
24dash.com RSS feed - http://www.24dash.com/rss/feed.rss

Monday, 21 January 2008

21/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

WALTHAMSTOW: Council 'failed' to do a disability test
Epping Forest Guardian - UK
All local authorities have to carry out a disability impact assessment under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) before making major decisions. ...
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Government gets tough on admission policies
By Tony
appeal panel members and clerks must now receive suitable training before they hear appeals – including on the statutory admission code and related law, including the Sex Discrimination Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Race ...
The Schools Blog - http://blog.schools.co.uk

Saturday, 19 January 2008

19/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Air Travel For Disabled Passengers is 'Developing'
Holiday hypermarket - UK
... all have a duty to make their properties and facilities available to people with disabilities, under the Disability Discrimination Act legislation. ...
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Nothing will change Guildhall's importance
Worcester News - Worcester News, UK
Finally, reducing the staff in the Guidhall allowed the council to meet its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act and open up the splendour ...
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New delay for Sutherland Swimming Pool opening
Northern Times - UK
This work is to make the pool compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. The newsletter states that the reception, coffee room, staff room and ...
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Schools and local authorities told to comply with School ...
netPR.pl (komunikaty prasowe) - Poland
... including the Sex Discrimination Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Race Relations Act. * specific timescales within which an appeal must be held; ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

On impotent landlords and disability.
By contact
There are a couple of articles in Landlord & Tenant Review (Vol 11, issue 1 2008) on Malcolm v London Borough of Lewisham and the effect of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 on possession orders. I'd say the articles are of varying ...
Nearly Legal - http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog

Membership Pre-requisites…
By Kerigan Mitchell
Now, the Disability Discrimination Act requires employers (which raises the question of whether or not volunteers are employees) to make reasonable adjustments to minimise the numbers of people with disabilities who are excluded from ...
Blog St John - http://www.olib.co.uk/blogstjohn

18/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Fair Exclusion from Care Services part 2 – with a lawyers' hat
By Simeon Brody
Secondly, where Harrow were caught out – where the residents succeeded and therefore won their judicial review – was the new Disability Equality Duty under which local authorities have a positive duty to work towards eliminating ...
The Social Care Experts Blog - http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/social-care-experts-blog/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Protesters refuse to stop fight
Mansfield Chad - Mansfield,England,UK
They are required to do this by the Disability Discrimination Act. The closures will hit the disabled, many of whom are elderly, particularly hard. ...
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Wednesday, 16 January 2008

16/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

£¼m refit for Brandon council HQ
The Thetford and Brandon Times - Thetford,England,UK
... will improve the interior of the two-storey 19th century building and make it compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. Brandon Town Council ...
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#56 Disability Discrimination Act
By 101tips
This is legislation that anyone working in the public sector should be aware of, particularly those who are working with young people with special needs, and those with physical disabilities. At one level, it is about equal ...
101 Tips For School Librarians - http://101tips.wordpress.com

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

15/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Resident's booklet on disabled parking
Eastbourne Herald - Eastbourne,England,UK
"It will give a great awareness and will help businesses to meet the obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005." It is hoped the booklet, ...
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Contracts of employment and temporary workers
PersonnelToday.com - UK
However, Edwards was held to be an employee for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, enabling her to bring a claim for disability
...
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I CELEBRATE my 65th birthday later this year and am due for ...
Liverpool Echo - UK
Am I still affected by the Disability Discrimination Act? YES. All employers, regardless of size, are affected by the Act. This affects all sorts of areas, ...
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DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Concern at crime against disabled
BBC News - UK
They are included within a wider annual report on Northern Constabulary's Disability Equality Duty. It reports high satisfaction among people with ...
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Monday, 14 January 2008

14/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

European Court of Justice opinion on carers' workplace rights delayed
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Coleman claims she was discriminated against, contrary to the Disability Discrimination Act, because she is her son's primary carer. ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

re: PLEASE HELP - ADVICE NEEDED
As he has a diagnosis, he comes under the protction of the DDA (Disabiliy Discrimination Act) whereby someone cannot be sacked because of their disability. Google it and have a read - he might want to take things further. ...
MSS discussions - New Diagnosis... - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/applications/discussion/

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Council 'not providing help for the deaf'
By Miss-Delectable
Because of his complaints, and those of other deaf city residents, the Equality and Human Rights Commission wrote to the council last November warning the council of its responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
AllDeaf.com - Deaf News - http://www.alldeaf.com

You Are So Beautiful…
By diddums
Me: ♦♦Disability Discrimination Act. Pause while the girl came and served our coffee and hot chocolate. Me: ♦♦I think the only coffee I like now is mocha – everything else tastes like liquid sawdust. ...
Aw Diddums - http://diddums.wordpress.com

Friday, 11 January 2008

11/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Adjustments
By acmblogger
The importance of properly assessing whether an action would amount to a reasonable adjustment under the Disability Discrimination Act has been highlighted by a recent case. In Environment Agency v Rowan, the agency successfully ...
- http://acmblog.wordpress.com

Refurbishment of Moore Street Toilets to get under way
By Chris & Glynis Abbott(Chris & Glynis Abbott)
This will help reduce the potential for future vandalism and maintenance costs. The refurbishment work will include improved facilities to meet the current Disability Discrimination Act requirements. It is anticipated that the external ...
Chris & Glynis Abbott - http://chrisandglynisabbott.blogspot.com/

ghostlove @ 2008-01-10T10:46:00
By Anji(Anji)
He told me he would inform them that really there isn't, but that the Disability Discrimination Act does apply to me in his professional opinion so hopefully I will be keeping my job! He was a nice guy who actually seemed to understand ...
Ghostlove - http://ghostlove.livejournal.com/


 

Thursday, 10 January 2008

10/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Court house flouts disability law
East Anglian Daily Times - Ipswich,England,UK
... itself been found wanting - in failing to comply fully with the Disability Discrimination Act. The revelation that Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court ...
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Legal advice implies disabled staff are a burden to employ
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Oh Vanessa, is this a case of disability-related prejudice? (Legal opinion, Personnel Today, 4 December). I was dismayed to read that reasonable adjustments ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Accessibility-Usability Ode
By cleanjokes(cleanjokes)
The Disability Discrimination Act says that websites must be made accessible to disabled people. So how can you check that your website is up to par? There are a number of basic tests you can make to address some of the main issues. ...
Cyberarted - http://robopoetry.blogspot.com/

Disability Discrimination Legislation
By Thomas121(Thomas121)
The Disability Discrimination Act, which came into force in 1999, makes it illegal for a service provider to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide them any service which it provides to members of the public. ...
Thomas121 - http://thomas121.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

09/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Fighting Energy Saving Lightbulbs
By Gordie Dickinson
Spectrum argues that the total social exclusion for thousands of vulnerable, sick and disabled people, resulting from an unconditional ban, would contradict many other policies of the government, including Disability Equality Duty, ...
RoguePundit - http://roguepundit.typepad.com/roguepundit/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Improved accessibility for visitors to Genesis Housing Group website
24dash - Hereford,UK
...
Disability Discrimination Act. It also stands as a clear example of our commitment to remove barriers that can hinder involvement and prevent access."
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Tuesday, 8 January 2008

08/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Compliance Specialists

Care pledge for old folk
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - Norwich,England,UK
"However with few exceptions the buildings are old, obsolete in their layout and full compliance with disability discrimination act requirements is costly ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Comment on This post is mainly for three sorts of people, who are ...
By Philip
A research project undertaken in 2003 by the Department of Work and Pensions in the UK found that 52 percent of people defined as disabled by the Disability Discrimination Act did not define themselves as disabled. ...
Comments for Ballastexistenz - http://ballastexistenz.autistics.org

DSA, 'capacities' and activities
By SGS(SGS)
The Disability Discrimination Act and the accompanying Guidance on Definition of Disability describe disability in terms of categories of capacities and the effects of impaired capacity (ie in-capacity) on day-to-day activities( ) ...
DSA Assessor Blog - http://dsa-assessor.blogspot.com/

Low-Energy Bulbs: Still Need the Old Ones
By Lin Neiswender(Lin Neiswender)
They warned that employers must also be able to purchase incandescent lighting as employees have a right to such adjustments under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act. The switch to energy-saving light bulbs may put thousands ...
The Land of Lin - http://landoflin.blogspot.com/

UK: Farm stiles and gates yield to wheelchair access
By Walter Olson
... so-called kissing gates "have been a familiar feature of the landscape for centuries, but local authorities now believe that installing them along footpaths and rights of way is a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
Recent Posts - Justia BlawgSearch.com - http://blawgsearch.justia.com/

Monday, 7 January 2008

07/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

UK: Farm stiles and gates yield to wheelchair access
... so-called kissing gates "have been a familiar feature of the landscape for centuries, but local authorities now believe that installing them along footpaths and rights of way is a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ...
Overlawyered - http://www.overlawyered.com/

Sunday, 6 January 2008

06/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Not enough light for deaf people from 2011?
By alison
However, have deaf people been consulted on this proposal, especially to comply with the Disability Equality Duty? What about the Equality 2025 agenda? So what will deaf people do come 2011? Right now, it looks like we will be forced to ...
Grumpy Old Deafies - http://www.grumpyoldeafies.com/

Ah, the joys of irony
By Cameron(Cameron)
Spectrum argues that the total social exclusion for thousands of vulnerable, sick and disabled people, resulting from an unconditional ban, would contradict many other policies of the government, including Disability Equality Duty, ...
Technomancy for Fun and Profit - http://cmccurry.livejournal.com/

Saturday, 5 January 2008

05/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

Environmentally friendly light bulbs 'can damage your skin ...
Daily Mail - UK
... including Disability Equality Duty, which came into force on 4 December 2006, and the Green Paper on Welfare Reform published in January 2006.
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DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

New laws starting to make difference
Daily Post - Llandudno Junction,UK
The latest, and hardest hitting improvement was the 2005 Disability Discrimination Act. This new law placed a duty on public authorities to promote equality ...
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Access all areas
IT PRO - London,England,UK
All websites should comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), which requires that organisations with a website do not discriminate against ...
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Low-energy bulbs 'worsen rashes'
BBC News - UK
... to purchase incandescent lighting as employees have a right to such adjustments under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act. Andrew Langford, ...
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Online retailers breaking disability laws
VNUNet.com - UK
A survey of the top 20 online retailers in the UK found that over a third were breaking the Disability Discrimination Act by having sites that are too ...
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Retailers fall short for online disabled access
Netimperative - London,England,UK
In the worst cases, the report shows that websites are failing to meet the legal requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. There are 8.6 million ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Energy-saving lightbulbs worsen skin conditions
By Rushda
... has asked that the switch shouldn't be made too hastily and people with such skin conditions must be able to continue to use ordinary bulbs and insist that their workplaces use them under the Disability Discrimination Act. ...
iblog - http://www.iblog.co.uk

Heat, but Little Light
By Dusanne(Dusanne)
Better still, according to the BBC article, their own Disability Discrimination Act may come back to haunt them, as those with sensitivities to the conditions in question may be able to claim a legal right to have access to old style ...
Liberty's Requiem - http://libertysrequiem.blogspot.com/

Friday, 4 January 2008

04/01/2008

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

£80000 gallery revamp to begin
icSeftonandWestLancs - Southport,England,UK
... to improve its existing facilities and services for visitors to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. Funds will be used to extend the café, ...
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Thursday, 3 January 2008

03012008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Why CSS Is Good For Your Web Site
By Justin
Using CSS and XHTML also helps you comply with the UK Disability Discrimination Act rules for accessible Web sites. This is a valuable side-effect of using this kind of coding and takes no extra development time to be compliant. ...
Geek Daily - http://www.geekdaily.net

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

02/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability Equality Duty

CEHR again
By micox(micox)
I think this is discriminatory and a breach of the Disability Equality Duty. Can you please advise. 2. Similarly, I am of the opinion that the use of eligibility criteria for the provision of services may also be a breach of the ...
PPlog - http://micoxpplog.blogspot.com/

3 Year Plan
By DEA(DEA)
What evidence will Governors require on the implementation of the plan? Review mechanisms and dates Availability of the plan – does it need to be in different formats A disability scheme for promoting accessibility for disabled staff, ...
Gearies Infants Disability Equality... - http://desscheme.blogspot.com/

DCS News Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Occupational Health Awards 2007: XpertHR Award for Vocational ...
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The challenge: The team recognised a need to help disabled staff return to work and comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. What the team did: A ...
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Stuart Jones on harassment in the workplace
Liverpool Daily Post - Liverpool,UK
In Insitu Cleaning Co v Heads, the EAT stated a single incident can amount to harassment under anti-discrimination legislation, provided it is sufficiently ...
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DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Welcome 2008!
By Wendy & Caesar(Wendy & Caesar)
Additionally, since 4 December 2006, under Part 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), it has been unlawful for them to refuse service to a disabled person, or offer a lower standard of service for reasons related to the person's ...
Wheels & Paws - http://wheelsnpaws.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

01/01/2008

DCS Blogs Alert for: Disability discrimination act

Care for the Mentally Ill - Catch 22 Situations
By mandy lifeboats appeal(mandy lifeboats appeal)
Anyway, the learned friend said that I have a right under the Disability Discrimination Act, and the fact that I get DLA mobility allowance, to have taxi fares paid for. I don't know whether this is true or not. ...
mandy lifeboats ahoy - http://mandylifeboatsahoy1.blogspot.com/