The Green Party Answers Your Questions

What will you do to address the chronic shortage of accessible and adaptable affordable housing and make sure that everyone has the right in legislation and in practice to a safe and suitable place to live? Significantly improve housing choice for D/deaf, disabled and older people by requiring all Councils to appropriately plan for their Housing needs by creating a

Who Gets Your Vote?

It’s almost time for the British public to decide what they want from the next 5 years of government. Another 5 years of the Conservatives; the Labour opposition in charge; or something totally different. On Thursday 8th June, your vote is your chance to have your say on what you want. But how to choose who to vote for? We

Talking ATMs

It’s almost 50 years to the day since Barclays launched the first ATM at their Enfield branch. Half a century later, an estimated 3 million ‘Automated Teller Machines’ are in operation worldwide. A fantastic rate of implementation for the average consumer, but, as with most developments, it takes extra time for progress to be inclusive. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Trapped on the Underground

By Doug Paulley Going Underground? All aboard on Facebook, tweet us @duniteduk, or email our Editor on editor@disabilityunited.co.uk

The Conservatives’ Suggested Solution for the Social Care Shortfall

Yesterday the Conservative party announced their manifesto. If they win the election on 8th June, their to-do list includes a reform of social care funding. Reform is much needed, as various studies point to a funding gap of around £3 billion by 2020 or more. The closure of the Independent Living Fund, the increase in the Living Wage, and the

5 Reasons to Register to Vote

1. You have the power. People might try to influence you on who to vote for. They might use numbers, insults, fear, fashion, pictures of puppies and kittens, or even answer a question. But none of that matters. It’s your vote. It’s your decision. No one can take that away from you and only you can use it. Take the

Denise Defended Attendance Allowance

The government began to draw up plans to abolish Attendance Allowance for new claimants. Attendance allowance is a benefit payable to people over the age of 65 who have care needs, including difficulties with everyday tasks such as dressing and washing. This money can make all the difference between living and existing, paying for cleaners or someone to help with

10 Unconventional Things I’d Like the Next Government To Do

When it comes to disabled peoples’ interests in the election, politicians will focus on welfare and social care, but here are a few things I’d like to be considered: Communication Aids Communication aids, often called Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, are often essential for people with speech impairments or no speech throughout their lives to be able to communicate

CEO Martyn Sibley: Get Included

Our CEO Martyn Sibley explains why it’s not all doom and gloom, and how you can help us to stay awesome. I’ve been fighting hard to keep positive lately. I know it’s only my view, but the world has seemed more fearful. More divisive. More hateful. In the social justice world there’s been horrifying accounts. In the disability world there’s

Pavement Parking Petition

The charity Guide Dogs is urging people to back its campaign calling on the government to bring in a national law prohibiting pavement parking, in a bid to create ‘safer streets’ for all. Pavement parking was prohibited (barring a few permitted areas) in London in 1974, in an attempt to reclaim footpaths for pedestrians and encourage drivers to park responsibly.