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Disability and development: our voices must be heard

For many people with disabilities across the world, development through education or programmes just isn’t available or accessible to them. But this must change. We talk to Mahesh Chandrasekar, International

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Disability and poverty: what are the minimum standards of living?

With the cost of living rising and the squeeze being felt by the nation, the topic is rarely out of the news. Regular contributor Lorraine Gradwell asks what is deemed

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Making waves: taking the adult respite campaign to Parliament

At the beginning of last year, Robert Watson wrote for us about how respite care for people over 21 is scarce and current provisions are being cut. To make the

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‘Bedroom Tax’ letting disabled people go hungry

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 was introduced in March of that year to try to remedy the global financial crisis that led to the collapse of major banks and other

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And this year’s winner of the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs is…

James King of Oliver James Garden Rooms! Last Thursday night at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel in South Kensington, some of Britain’s best disabled entrepreneurs gathered together with various luminaries from

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Reasonable adjustments?

This Tuesday saw the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, a great opportunity to take a look at where we are today with disability rights. One such hot topic is ‘reasonable

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Brakes applied to PIP introduction

Fleur Perry, a member of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Trailblazers shares this topical article about recent developments with the controversial introduction of the Personal Independence Payment. Personal Independence Payment (PIP),

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Choosing a wheelchair for sporting activities

Living with disability no longer has to be a barrier to competitive involvement in sport – the 2012 London Paralympic Games was proof of that. For sports that require the

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The need for investment in social care

Did you recently read or hear about David Weir and his housing situation? Despite his huge success he still lives in an awkward and inaccessible house. Imagine, if a 6

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Celebrating all children: autism and disability in China

New Disability Horizons contributor, Meghan Hussey, talks about disability in China and how it relates to UNICEF’s annual report The State of the World’s Children, which is focused on children