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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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Campaign launched to abolish car parking charges for disabled patients at NHS hospitals

A campaign called No Wheelchair Tax launched by Disability Rights UK, is aiming to abolish car park charges for disabled people at NHS hospitals in England. Find out how you can make a difference.

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Blue Badges will become eligible for people with hidden disabilities

On 30 August 2019, Blue Badges will become eligible for people with hidden disabilities, such as autism, dementia, depression and anxiety. Find out more about how the change to the Blue Badge scheme could affect you.

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Right to Participate: how to fight disability discrimination

Disability Rights UK has set up a Right to Participate website that helps you find out more about the Equality Act and how to fight disability discrimination. Find out how it can help you to fight disability discrimination.

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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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Concerns over access on public transport prior to car-free day in London

Concerns have been raised by disabled people over the access of public transport following the announcement of a car-free day in London next month.

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Career development programme for disabled employees – apply NOW

Business Disability Forum is delighted to be able to offer new career development courses specifically designed for disabled people. Find out more to see whether it’s right for you and learn how you can enrol onto the course.

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Disability Smart Awards 2019 open for entries

The Business Disability Forum’s Disability Smart Awards 2019 are open to entries. Find out about the awards, this years categories and how to enter.

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Paralympian Will Bayley set to join Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Paralympian champion Will Bayley will be joining the cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2019. Find out more about Will Bayley, his disability Arthrogryposis and who else is joining him on Strictly this year…

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More than 70% of disabled people we surveyed say UK attractions lack useable accessible toilets

73% of 280 disabled people we surveyed say UK attractions lack useable toilets with 71% saying they‘d been promised an accessible toilet before visiting.