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Disabled volunteers humiliated by council venue blunder

Sylvia Stonnart was one of a group of five registered-disabled volunteers who were being presented with certificates

Disabled volunteers said they were left “humiliated” when a council event designed to honour their hard work was held in a venue without wheelchair access.

The five women, who work with local support group Moray Duo, were among 80 people invited to the celebration at Elgin Football Club to receive certificates recognising their long-term service.

But the disabled guests could not join in with the main ceremony – because they could not climb the stairs.

Norfolk-based charity fears the £12bn “draconian” cuts to welfare bills

The most vulnerable should be safeguarded.

09:40 23 June 2015

Housing benefit will be removed from 18 to 21-year-old’s on Jobseekers’ Allowance.

A drive to create a fairer Britain and improve lives or a policy with devastating consequences? Billions of pounds of welfare cuts will be made in the emergency budget next month. Political editor Annabelle Dickson asks what is in store, and what impact it could have.

The exact details of where the axe will fall to save £12bn on the welfare bill are not fully clear – but the case for it has now made by David Cameron.

Disability benefit backlog is making symptoms of Parkinson’s sufferers worse

Torfaen MP tells parliamentary debate

by John Phillips

DELAYS in claiming the Government’s new disability benefit have failed Parkinson’s sufferers, causing them stress and anxiety which has made their symptoms worse, an MP has claimed.

Torfaen MP Nick Thomas-Symonds criticised Personal Independence Payments during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday.

The benefits which replace the Disability Living Allowance were introduced as part as wide ranging welfare reforms last year.