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Q&A with disability-rights activist Doug Paulley

Independence is so important. But sadly it’s something that disabled people often have to fight for. Doug Paulley talks to Disability Horizons about his work as a disability-rights activist, and how

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EU referendum: in or out? It’s up to you

On Thursday 23rd June there will be a referendum on our EU membership. Some very loud politicians want us to remain in Europe. Some very loud politicians, shouting ‘Brexit’, don’t. But

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We tackle employment, support and accessibility in a Q&A with the Minister for Disabled People

Disability Horizons guru Fleur Perry, a freelance journalist and social commentator, joins our regular writers to bring you her thoughts and opinions on the latest political debates. This month she speaks

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We need to talk about disability hate crime

Last year Home Office figures showed that more than 52,000 hate crime offences were reported in England and Wales in 2014 – 15, an 18% increase on the previous year. The statistics

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Disability cuts backpeddle: a turning point for the disability rights movement?

New DH guru Fleur Perry, a freelance journalist and social commentator, joins our regular writers to bring you her thoughts and opinions on the latest political debates. This month, what else

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Autism initiative: could Hillary Clinton’s plans work in the UK?

Everyone might be talking about Donald Trump, but we want to focus on one of his opponents for a moment, former Secretary of Department Hillary Clinton. In January 2016 Hillary

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Why I never listen to doctors and why you shouldn’t either

I swear I know more about my condition than 90% of the doctors I’ve ever seen, and that was before I started doing my own research. Here’s the most shocking

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Budget 2016 and the disability cuts

As always, the UK budget announcements are controversial. But the 2016 budget seems to have created more of a stir than usual. Why? Because the government were planning on cutting

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Why I don’t mind being patronised by strangers because I’m disabled

We’ve all heard the phrase don’t judge a book by its cover or patronise people, and this can be particularly true if you’re disabled. But writer George Baker says he doesn’t

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An update on our Six Month Academy mentee Marni Smyth, and why you should donate to SMA Support UK

Back in August 2015 we launched the Six Month Academy, a mentoring scheme, which we created in partnership with SMA Support UK. Out of all the applicants, we picked design