Call for evidence in Northern Ireland Work Capability Assessment Review

The Department for Social Development in the Northern Ireland Executive is calling for information about how the Work Capability Assessment is working in relation to people claiming Employment and Support Allowance, and the changes required to improve the process. Criticis of the current system have pointed to the large number of decisions overturned on appeal … Continue reading

Michaela’s unforgettable Olympic torchbearer experience

We have a guest blog today from one of our campaigners in Northern Ireland, Michaela Hollywood, who had a memorable experience as an Olympic torchbearer recently. Here is her account of her unforgettable day: “Someone on Twitter told me they were carrying a torch for the sick in the world, but that it wasn’t the … Continue reading

Parliamentary action in Northern Ireland and Scotland

Our parliamentary campaigning takes us to Northern Ireland and Scotland next week. Here’s a quick overview of the forthcoming action… On Tuesday we will be at the Northern Ireland Assembly for the next inquiry session of our All Party Group on Muscular Dystrophy, chaired by Conall McDevitt MLA. We will be focusing on the patient … Continue reading