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Adapted toys for disabled children on sale for Christmas

Epsom design charity, MERU, is now offering a range of toys specially adapted for children with disabilities. Controlled via an accessible button or switch, they’re not only available for Christmas, but

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Paralympics and disability sport exhibition in 2019

From January 26th 2019 until June, the National Paralympic Heritage Trust will be holding an exhibition featuring local memorabilia and stories surrounding the Paralympics.  From modest beginnings in the late

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The great plastic straw debate: how will it affect disabled people

As Christmas parties get underway and drinks are in abundance, we take a look at the ban of a common sight at bars and restaurants – plastic straws. But what

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5 common myths and misconceptions about disability

The word ‘disability’ is a broad term, but there are beliefs and misconceptions still widely held today that cross many borders. We share five common myths, falsities that could change every

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Recruiter Evenbreak wins UnLtd award for driving social change

Evenbreak, a pioneer in disability-specific recruitment, has secured support from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The funding and tailored support package will help the organisation continue to drive

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Together for Short Lives launches eight innovative projects to support seriously ill young people

Eight innovative projects launched in November 2018, to help young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition get the vital support they need, made possible by funding from Together for

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The real effect of austerity on people with learning disabilities

Back in October, after Theresa May promised an end to austerity, we ran an article on a new book, Austerity’s Victims. It shows the real effect of austerity on people

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Celebrating the economic contribution of persons with disabilities

On, and in the days preceding the 3rd December, hundreds of disabled employee networks, education providers and employers around the world will be joining the annual celebration of the International

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Let’s change the way we talk about disability

Do you hate the term ‘wheelchair-bound’? What does it portray and mean to you? Our deputy editor Shannon, who uses a wheelchair, shares her blog post on why she thinks

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Over 90% of wheelchair users struggle to find accessible homes for private rent

The largest-ever survey on wheelchair users and their housing need has found that there is a chronic lack of wheelchair accessible homes in the private rented sector, according to new