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Is the Awkward Ending?

New research by Opinium on behalf of Scope found two in five (38%) disabled people feel the need to disguise their disability as a result of stigma and negativity. This

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Failing Disabled Customers – O2’s Unfair Ticket System

Life as a disabled person can often be full of challenges. On the whole, I’ve often relished these opportunities to overcome an obstacle of some kind. After all, that’s why

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The Paradox of the Shared Space

First developed in The Netherlands and France, the Shared Space concept is not a new idea but one that continues to divide both opinions and communities. Defined as an urban

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PageGroup open new chapter for disabled employees

A new UK initiative has been launched that helps employees who are directly or indirectly affected by disability.  Ability@Page which was created by PageGroup (a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment)

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Social care costs: carelessness costs more

Reading through the terms of reference of the inquiry into adult social care, it reminds me of a phrase from the legendary Terry Pratchett’s book ‘The Truth’: “If you throw

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Move the Goals Posts

“It’s something that I can get involved in and feel ‘normal’ as everyone is there for the one thing.” “I love the competition and pushing the human body as much

Sagamihara silence

Some of you may have read about the horrifying attack that took place at a care home for disabled people in Japan in July, and some of you will not.

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What next: a personal view on creating the Social Model Plus

Albert Einstein once said: “Without changing our pattern of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with our current pattern of thought.” This thought led