|Tilly gets 3d printed Alita battle arms: Open Bionics have worked with 20th Century Fox and the Alita team to build bespoke 3d printed Hero Arms for Tilly, inspired by Alita: Battle Angel – a futuristic action film where cyborgs are given bionic limbs. Tilly lost both her hands from meningitis B when she was 15 months old. DR UK’s In the Making project sought to involve disabled people in developing commercial, social and creative benefits from new digital fabrication technology. Find out more about this story
Health and Care Professions Council vacancies: The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals whose aim is to protect the public. To do this, they keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health. They are seeking to appoint three registrant members of the Council. The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 20 May 2019 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 June 2019. To find out more see the attachment with this e-news.
New Personal Independence Payment Case Law Pack: This publication will be one of the most comprehensive text books on the Personal Independence Payment regulations and case law. Order your advance copy
UNITE Magazine ceases publication: After 14 issues the disability rights magazine UNITE has ceased publication, effective immediately. Find out more
DWP launches universal credit help-to-claim service: The service will be delivered by Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland. Find out more
No disabilities minister till after Brexit debates: Conservative Deputy Chair James Cleverly MP told Radio 5′s Emma Barnett that – because of the ongoing Brexit debates – the vacant Disabilities Minister post won’t be filled at the moment.
Sharing Solutions Conference: 21 May 2019, Allen & Overy LLP, London. This collaborative event, aimed at people working in the access to justice sector, will provide space and time to share work, experiences, problems and learning points on some of the key issues facing the sector. The conference will create a dialogue between professionals and explore the potential to develop solutions and further collaboration. Read more