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Fashion faux pas: industry cuts out disabled people

In our recent survey with disability charity Leonard Cheshire, we found that 75% of disabled people’s needs are not being met by mainstream fashion in the UK. Read the full story and have your say.

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My trials and tribulations with manual and electric wheelchairs

Writer and Disability Horizons reader Ailsa has had a number of manual and electric wheelchairs over the years. But it certainly hasn’t been an easy ride. Read her story to see whether any of her experiences sound familiar.

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Sight Loss Councils launches website to support blind and partially sighted people

Sight Loss Councils has launched a website that aims to help blind and partially sighted people access goods and services in the UK without the daily challenges they currently face.

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Entrepreneurial mum to extend range of soft dolls with new inclusive disability dolls

A mum who has created multicultural soft dolls is crowdfunding to expand the range of disability dolls with autism, anxiety and other impairments.

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The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme helping people with hidden disabilities

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability and requires additional assistance while out in public. Supermarkets Tesco and Sainsburys have started using the lanyards.

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Diversity Designs: empowering disabled women through positive imagery

Find out more about Diversity Designs, a clothing and accessories company selling bags and T-shirts, among other things, using empowering and positive images of disabled women to promote inclusion and difference.

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Enjoy National Trust days out with the MT Push all-terrain wheelchair – for FREE

Thought that the gardens and parks at National Trust properties weren’t accessible? A number across the country now have all-terrain wheelchairs from Mountain Trike – all available for you to use for FREE!

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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 HIV and AIDS can be disabling – and the importance of getting tested

Roland, who was diagnosed with HIV and an AIDS-related illness, explains how disabling these diseases can be, and why early diagnosis and breaking down stigma is so important.

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Disability Horizons chosen for Future 20 programme to help reach more disabled people

Selected out of 90 applicants, Disability Horizons is one of 20 social ventures to be given support and mentoring on the Future 20 programme to help us to reach and support more disabled people.