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Crippen discovers that 6 out of 10 people who have died from COVID-19 are disabled

Mehrunisha Suleman, Senior Research Fellow at the Health Foundation has responded to the latest statistics on Covid related deaths from the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS). Disability Arts Online ·

more con busters – bodies pile high

  taken from ongoing con busters https://www.flickr.com/photos/joey1981/albums/72157718826415583

cartoon about further delay to disability strategy

Crippen and further delays to the publication of the government’s disability strategy.

I think that we can safely say that we are now into summer and that the cross-government disability strategy which was to be published early in the Spring hasn’t yet happened. Disability Arts Online ·

Crippen hears about four Tory peers who launch a blistering attack on disabled colleagues

At the same time that the government prepares to publish its cross-government national disability strategy, which disability minister Justin Tomlinson has claimed will “remove barriers and make this country more inclusive for disabled people”, four Tory peers have launched a blistering attack on their disabled colleagues.

Crippen hears about legal action over government’s ‘excessive and discriminatory’ care home rules

Disabled activist Doug Paulley strikes again, this time threatening legal action against government COVID rules that force residents of care homes to isolate for two weeks every time they attend a medical appointment or visit a shop, a hospital, or any other indoor settings.

New cardboard work titled ‘Youth’

I have started a new project that I am currently calling ‘Youth’. I promised my youngest son I would make a sculpture of him next. The question was how to represent him. I knew I wanted something dynamic - I wanted to test the limits of the cardboard sculpting process. Looking ...

cartoon about DWP deaths enquiry

Crippen highlights the anger being expressed after watchdog appears to back away from inquiry into DWP deaths

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) confirmed that it will be using its powers to address the “systemic barriers” facing disabled claimants in the benefits system. Sounds good … Disability Arts Online · ...

election results (pretending its satire tho)

more genuine news screengrabs - layered or placed alongside to tell the truth more truthfully - crabs in the bucket prime minister and home secretary, trump & salmond; or for light relief lord sir kier and vegetables

cartoon about broken promises

Crippen asks why Liz Kendall ignored disabled-led social care plans in major speech

You may remember a blog I did about Keir Starmer’s election campaign and his promise to make fundamental reforms, including a ...

cartoon about young people's research

Crippen hears about an exciting project run and controlled by young disabled people

An exciting new project, RIP:STARS which is run and controlled by young disabled people, has issued its findings on the quality of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and whether they meet disabled children and young people’s rights.