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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

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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