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Carers are a Rare Sighting in the Countryside

We’ve all heard of the “postcode lottery” when it comes to health service provision, but until I moved house in November 2015, I had no idea that moving just seven

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Unreasonable Accommodation

I am 50, diagnosed with Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT) in 1992. The condition affects my peripheral nerves, leading to muscular atrophy, chronic fatigue, and a lack of sensation from

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Cataract Surgery Postcode Lottery

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens, a part of the eye that lies just behind the coloured iris. Relatively common over the age pf 65, cataracts also occur in

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Why We All Need to Tackle Disability Hate Crime Together in the Brexit Era

In the wake of the EU referendum there have been increases in hate crimes across the UK, particularly racial and religious hate crime. Yet one of the most misunderstood and

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Ticket to Ride? Well, Yes!

On January 18th wheelchair user Doug Paulley saw the end of a five year legal battle. He wanted legal clarification around who had the right to use the wheelchair space

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Personal Assistants: how to be a personnel person

People who require social care to assist them with how they wish to live have had the options of employing their own personal assistants for many years. It is an

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Order, Order! Order a Lift!

Somebody pushed the irrepressible Martin Kelly over the edge when they asked him to do jury service in a building that lacks the access features necessary for that to be

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Q&A with Penny Mordaunt

Our Q&A with Penny Mordaunt, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work posed tough questions. We were dismayed to receive these answers. How would you sum up your