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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 1999): Services for the Disabled - UK

REVOLT IN NEW LABOUR'S RANKS OVER DISABILITY REFORMS

S. Wellard

Community Care, no. 1274, 1999, p. 10-11

Reports on the grave disquiet on the government back benches caused by the Welfare Reform Bill's proposals to means test and restrict access to Incapacity benefit, and to abolish Severe Disablement Allowance.

TIME TO PASS THE BUCK

N. Valios

Community Care, no. 1277 1999, p. 12

Argues that the government's disability awareness campaign, See the Person, will be ineffective without fully comprehensive civil rights legislation to outlaw discrimination.

WHO PICKS UP THE TAB?

P. McCurry

Community Care, no. 1274, 1999, p. 12

Reports on the implications of the case of Pamela Coughlan, a wheelchair user whom the North and East Devon Health Authority wished to move from a care home it wanted to close to a private nursing home where she would have had to pay for her nursing care. The Health Authority, bucked by the Department of Health appealed against a High Court ruling that the NHS has a legal duty to provide indefinite general nursing care. The Court of Appeal's judgement has been reserved, but, even after it has been made, the issue will not be resolved because the case is likely to go to the House of Lords.

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