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Music venues continue to lack access facilities for disabled fans

More than 3.7 million disabled attend music events but reports have emerged that music venues continue to lack access facilities for disabled fans.

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Brain implant restores partial vision to six blind people

Technology has partially restored the sight of six blind people. With electrodes implanted into the visual cortex of the brain and their eyes bypassed, a video camera attached to glasses displays the footage.

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Cake shop chain admits access failings and makes immediate changes

Cake shop chain Konditor admits access failings after a disability campaigner raised concerns. Esther Leighton, co-founder of the disabled-led campaigning organisation Reasonable Access, couldn’t access three of its six stores.

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Disabled people are hardest hit because of changes to the welfare system

A report by the Disability Benefits Consortium, ‘Has welfare become unfair – the impact of changes on disabled people’, looks at how disabled people are hardest hit because of changes to the welfare system.

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Stroke survivor turned blogger, public speaker and podcast star

Martin Warrillow was only 49 when he had a stroke. After going through recovery, he decided to help other stroke survivors and their families in similar situations, and make others aware of the causes of stroke.

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How to apply for funding to improve your care

We hear from Skills for Care about how you can apply for funding to help train your personal assistants to improve your care. Find out who is eligible and how you can apply for funding to improve your care support.

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How to get involved in Changing Places awareness day

Changing Places awareness day is an annual event on 19 July. Find out more about the campaign and how to get involved in Changing Places awareness day to help campaign for more accessible toilets.

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Share your experiences of social care services

CQC and CSA are running surveys to let people share experiences of social care services. Find out how you can have your say in the future of social care.

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Festival of Inclusive Tennis 2019 – come along, join in and have fun

Festival of Inclusive Tennis 2019 takes place on Saturday 20th July at Cambridge University Sport Centre – inclusive for everyone of all ages and abilities.

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How I restored my dating confidence as a newly disabled person

Have you lost your confidence in day-to-day life and when it comes to dating? We hear from one newly disabled dater on how simple changes helped her regain her confidence in herself and when dating.