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The UK’s unwritten history of disability

When it comes to the mainstream timeline of history, it seems that all too often disabled people are relegated to the margins, or even more commonly, rendered completely invisible. So

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Q&A with Jane Campbell

Jane Campbell, also known as Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, is one of the few severely disabled MPs in the House of Lords today. Before that she’s worked as Chair of the British Council for

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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