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NHS Staff Can Decide Where Disabled People Live, Even Against Their Choice

The 1970s saw the start (give or take) of the disabled people’s movement in the UK, with the publication of the Policy Statement of the Union of Physically Impaired Segregation

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Less Buses in London would be Bad News for Disabled People

Transport for London have asked the public to tell them what they think about plans to put less buses on London’s roads. Transport for London say that more people are

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APPG for Young Disabled People Talk Spectator sports

On Wednesday 26th October, members of Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Trailblazers headed to Westminster to attend the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Young Disabled People. This Inquiry, which was held

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Purple Power

Green for the environment. Pink for gay people. Purple for disabled people. You may have heard of all three colours and their representations. However, purple and disability is definitely a

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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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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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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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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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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)