Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'policy'

Disability Scroungers

Today the BBC has as its top news item, GPs should 'not sign off long-term sick'. This is yet another in a long running line up of the BBC (and the rest of the media) attacking certain adults. Which is...

Learning from California Being Scared of Love (Prop 8)

Today the California Supreme Court upheld a decision on Prop 8, in other words banning gay marriage (existing 18,000 same sex couple marriages stand), in California. Apart from thinking along the lines of, 'Hello, California! You might like to join...

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

The EHRC is the body for England, Wales and Scotland that is charged with the promotion of equality. From personal experience, in terms of meeting the needs of individuals it doesn't do this well (if you represent an organisation, your...

Part 2: UK and UN CRPD - Article 33 Implementation & Monitoring

In a previous post, we said that we'd go through relevant articles in UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The UK will be implementing this Convention in Spring 2009. In this post we will focus on Article...

Parliament: Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Including Deaf

Tom Levitt (High Peak, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to enforce a multi-agency approach to safeguarding vulnerable adults, with particular reference to those who are both deaf and blind. Phil...

Parliament: Bus Services, Disabled

Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2753W, on concessions: mentally ill, what the evidential basis is for determining which groups of...

Not enough light for deaf people from 2011?

There's currently an article on BBCi around low energy light bulbs and skin reactions. What caught my eye was this: The government is planning to prevent the sale of conventional bulbs by 2011 to cut carbon dioxide emissions. Okay, so...

Parliament: Industrial Health and Safety

A second parliamentary question on Access to Work implies a political game is being played here and all is not well as far as Access to Work goes. Do Ministers actually get it this message - we are not happy...

Parliament: Access to Work

A question around Access to Work has appeared in parliament: Rosie Cooper (PPS (Rt Hon Lord Rooker, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, West Lancashire, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions...

Interpreters and the whole set up scaring me

Warning, this post is long but it raises some serious questions around the nature of interpreting, specifically in the UK. I don't even want to be typing this, I've got other things I want to do, and I'm completely irritated...

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