Tag Archives: disability

Where can I get a free PC?

FANCY a free computer?

It might seem unbelievable, but you could be eligible for one, or at least for a big discount, from one of the UK’s Government or charity schemes.

Disabled Leeds women reveal heartbreaking stories of sexual and physical abuse

17:44Wednesday 15 April 2015

The problems facing disabled women in accessing services for abuse victims.

“I was raped when I was just coming up to my 18th birthday and he physically and mentally abused me … it happened not just to me, it happened to three other people.”

Those are the disturbing words of a 48-year-old Leeds woman called Lucy, recounting her time at a college for people with learning difficulties in the 1980s.

Benefits assessment led to woman’s suicide says watchdog

The way a woman was assessed for benefits led to her suicide less than a month later, according to a mental health watchdog.

The Mental Welfare Commission looked at the case of a woman who killed herself after an Atos assessment

The woman had a history of depression and was on significant medication, but scored zero points in a Work Capability Assessment (WCA), carried out by Atos.