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How to apply for funding to improve your care

We hear from Skills for Care about how you can apply for funding to help train your personal assistants to improve your care. Find out who is eligible and how you can apply for funding to improve your care support.

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How HIV and AIDS can be disabling – and the importance of getting tested

Roland, who was diagnosed with HIV and an AIDS-related illness, explains how disabling these diseases can be, and why early diagnosis and breaking down stigma is so important.

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Disability Horizons chosen for Future 20 programme to help reach more disabled people

Selected out of 90 applicants, Disability Horizons is one of 20 social ventures to be given support and mentoring on the Future 20 programme to help us to reach and support more disabled people.

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Accessible housing: the progress and problems still to be addressed

Having you been looking for an accessible house but had no luck? You’re not alone. Find out what progress has been made to ensure all homes are accessible, and what more needs to be done.

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Using writing as a way to free yourself and increase disability awareness

Blogger Rebecca Sullivan uses her writing as a way to express her experiences of living with cerebral palsy. Find out how she got into writing and how it has helped her to grow in confidence and deal with her disability,

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How the new all-terrain eTrike from Mountain Trike helps wheelchair users

Looking for a new all-terrain wheelchair to help you get into the countryside? Read the review of one wheelchair user who has been trying out the new all-terrain eTrike wheelchair from the Mountain Trike company.

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Top tips on employing your own personal assistant for care support

Employing and managing a team of personal assistants for care support can seem daunting, but help is available. Skills for Care, which supports disabled people in employing PAs, shares insider top tips on finding the best PA.

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How fashion and beauty brands can be more accessible

Disabled people buy clothes and beauty products just like anyone else. So why aren’t fashion and beauty brands more accessible? Visually impaired blogger Emily explains what simple things can be done to make them accessible.

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5 ways to be independent as a disabled person

Are you disabled and wanting to live more independently? Read these five tips, from understanding your disability rights to finding the best disability aids, to help you live independently as a disabled person.

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5 disability aids and gadgets that can help you live independently

We’ve rounded up five disability aids and gadgets to help you to live independently, whether that’s cooking, cleaning, working or watching TV. Find out more about how these cheap disability aids could help you.