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General election 2015: what will UKIP do for disabled people?

There’s no getting away from it, the general election 2015 is coming, and all the political parties are working hard to win your vote on the 7th May. But what

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General election 2015: what will the Green Party do for disabled people?

There’s no getting away from it, the general election 2015 is coming, and all the political parties are working hard to win your vote on the 7th May. But what

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7 terrible things the coalition government has done to disabled people

With the 2015 election fast approaching, we take a look back at the coalition government, the cuts, and what both have done to disabled people – in Jasmine Harris’s view, 7

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2014 Elections in the United States

I am Andrew Levinson and I live in the suburbs of New York City. Here in the United States, we just completed elections that involved the entire country. I have

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It’s been a dark couple of weeks for disabled people: what does it all mean?

From the closure of the Independent Living Fund to the finding that high street shops and restaurants are inaccessible, Lorraine Gradwell reflects on what this all means for disabled people

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Can a ‘caring’ relationship support independence?

Do we care about independence? And is independent living compatible with being cared for? These are questions that crops up again and again for disabled people when thinking about the

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Graeae Theatre Company campaigns to #SaveTheILF Will you join them?

“You have to kill your neighbour to survive, it’s selfishness that keeps a man alive,” scream the poignant lyrics of Brecht and Weill’s The Threepenny Opera Act 2 Finale.  These

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Closure of the Independent Living Fund: there are questions to be answered

Why is the closure of the Independent Living Fund important (ILF)? What does it have to do with you, or me? And just what does independent living really mean? Lorraine

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Speak Out 4 Care: get your voice heard

Disability Horizons supports Alana Inness’s petition to stop more disabled and older people falling out of the care system, like her brother James nearly did. In October of this year

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Disability Rights UK: where are we at and what do we need to do

Philip Connolly, new Policy and Communications Manager at Disability Rights UK, tells us about where he thinks we stand on disability rights in 2014, and what we need to for the