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Inquiry hears how built environment affects disabled people

Disability theory 101: The social model states the impact on day-to-day activities is caused by the environment around the person (houses, shops, buses, social attitudes) rather than the physical or

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Q & A: Michael McGrath, CEO and founder of the Muscle Help Foundation

One of Britain’s most influential disabled people shares his top tips and top issues. Q: If a disabled person feels that they are being discriminated against, or ignored, unheard, or

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Southampton City CCG Weakening Right to Independent Living?

Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group’s “NHS Continuing Healthcare Choice and Equity Policy” was written to help Continuing Healthcare decision makers to fairly make sure everyone gets enough care, but something’s

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Bedside Manners or Just Common Sense?

I have heard from disabled friends and acquaintances some quite alarming stories about their various encounters with medical professionals, and although I empathised greatly with them, I couldn’t claim to

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A Wheelchair User in First Class? Not on our Railway

On Saturday I might have been at the front of the class, but I was not at the front of train. I felt very honoured to be invited by Sisters

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International community in Scotland to further the empowerment and inclusion of disabled people

Britain is a leader in promoting equality and diversity across all walks of society. Successive governments have worked to reduce gaps in inequality, ensuring that we are a nation that

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My Search for a New Personal Assistant

It’s just over a year since my first self-hired Personal Assistant left. Since I lost this PA (who I hired through a half care agency, half recruitment agency), my endeavour

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The Unparalleled Parallel London

One month ago, thousands came together to take part in Parallel London’s push/run challenges and free family festival in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, just days before the Rio Paralympic Games.