VIDEO: Shocking video has been released tonight of a 'carer' stealing disability allowance from the young man she was supposed to be looking after. Kayleigh Spinks was filmed stealing £100 from 21-year-old Joe Ware, who's severely disabled. Derek Johnson reports.
A day centre for people with learning disabilities fears it could be forced to close. The building the Reading-based charity Stepping Stones was due to move to, is no longer available. If it can't find new premises, it says it will have to shut.
The closure of 27 Remploy factories is an abdication of the Government's responsibility to disabled workers, Labour says.
Shadow work and pensions minister Anne McGuire said ministers should have delayed the announcement for longer, giving workers at the 54 factories considered for closure longer to come up with viable business plans.
They believe ministers should have delayed for longer, giving workers longer to come up with viable business plans.
The Remploy factory in Southampton is due to close, whilst Poole's factory is being seen as a potentially viable business plan, so it'll be subject to further consultation.
Around 1700 Remploy jobs are to go nationwide with posts at risk in Southampton and Poole. Trade unions will oppose the closures but disability groups are in favour because they regard the sheltered factory model as outdated.