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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

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Employment and Support Allowance: plan to cut it defended

Last week the House of Lords voted against the government’s attempt to abolish the Work Related Activities Group for new claimants from the Employment and Support Allowance. This would have seen unemployed disabled

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Disability rights: what should happen in 2016

The last few years have been tough for many disabled people. But with a clear and collective voice championing better disability rights, there can be change. So as 2015 draws