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Where Can Unpaid Carers Find Support?

An unpaid carer is someone who provides essential care and support to a family member, friend or neighbour. It is estimated that there are 6.5 million unpaid carers in this

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How to Make Transport Accessible? We need your help!

The government has launched a Draft Transport Accessibility Action Plan, and wants to know what you think. The Draft Transport Accessibility Action Plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/draft-transport-accessibility-action-plan Responses need

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Supporters Show Care Act Appeal Matters

Last February, the High Court found that Oxfordshire County Council was not in breach of the Care Act 2014 when it cut his care package by almost a half, despite

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Equal Before the Law?

I am Dr Alan M. Blacker, I used to be a solicitor advocate, which for those unfamiliar with the title, I previously had all the powers of a solicitor which

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Too Few Hotels in the UK Have Hoists

I think I caught the travel bug quite a while ago. But when I was travelling with my family including my dad who would just throw wherever was needed it

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Don’t be Bitten by Loan Sharks!

Question: I am a disabled lady who lives alone. I don’t receive much Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and sometimes struggle to get by. My son told me about a man

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Be a High Street Hero This September

In a fresh bid to raise awareness and tackle alarmingly high rates of assistance dog refusals, the charity Guide Dogs is launching its ‘High Street Heroes Week’ this September. The

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Free the Emergency Cords!

If you’ve ever used an accessible toilet and caught sight of an unruly emergency cord, one that’s been mistreated, tangled up or cut short, you might be in need of

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Agency Care Staff Deserve Minimum Wage

A lot of people with a Direct Payment or Personal Budget employ their PAs directly, and I know a lot of people who this works really well for. But I

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1 in 4 Councils Won’t Act on Taxi Discrimination Law

A new law requiring taxi drivers not to discriminate against wheelchair users came into force on 6th April 2017. Taxi drivers face £1,000 fines for refusing to take or help