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School Transport Must Try Harder

Changes to councils’ transport policies are having an increasing effect on children trying to get to school, according to a report released by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO). The Ombudsman

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The Case for More Inclusive Research in Sweden and Beyond

In Sweden, recently several important issues in the disability area have been highlighted in media. Examples of such issues are municipalities failing to provide care for disabled people (Radio Sweden,

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Assessment Survival 101

Social care assessments, benefit assessments, equipment assessments, adaptations assessments… if you need it, you’ll be assessed for it. This can be a long, boring and stressful process, as the paperwork

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What did the Gov say to the UN?

No, this isn’t a joke but a real question. The report from the United Nations into the UK’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities heavily

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Continuing Healthcare Cost Capping Calamity – the Saga Continues

2017 was never going to be a quiet year, but the response to January’s article, NHS Staff Can Decide Where Disabled People Live, Even Against Their Choice, was like nothing

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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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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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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

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Value Our Custom, All £249 Billion of It

The Government has announced plans aimed at tackling the inaccessibility on the high street for disabled people. They are recruiting business champions for key sectors in business to promote and

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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