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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)

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Social care costs: carelessness costs more

Reading through the terms of reference of the inquiry into adult social care, it reminds me of a phrase from the legendary Terry Pratchett’s book ‘The Truth’: “If you throw

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Move the Goals Posts

“It’s something that I can get involved in and feel ‘normal’ as everyone is there for the one thing.” “I love the competition and pushing the human body as much

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Finding childcare for children with SEND

Choosing the right childcare can be challenging for any family. When your child has additional needs – whether a physical impairment, learning disabilities, behavioural issues, communication needs or severe allergies

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Petition Alert! Underfunding the Disabled Facilities Grant must end

The Disability United team have launched a petition following calculations by our Editor Fleur Perry indicate that underfunding Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) could have resulted in savings of more than