Tag "disability and politics"

Martyn Sibley makes it into the Power 100 list 2019

Martyn Sibley has made the Power 100 list 2019, recognised for his work in blogging, public speaking, social change coaching and launching Disability Horizons. Find out which other influential disabled people made the list.

Changing Places toilets to be installed at 22 service stations across England

Nearly two dozen Changing Places toilets will be installed at motorway service station across England, benefiting 250,000 disabled people.

Banning pavement parking could give freedom to disabled pedestrians

MPs have proposed plans to have an outright ban on pavement parking in England, which could better enable disabled people to get out, be independent and access their communities.

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New figures show an increase in disabled people supported by Access to Work

New figures from the DWP show a record number of disabled people being supported by the Access to Work scheme. Find out more on the statistics and how the Access to Work scheme can benefit you.

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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.

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.

Mayor with prosthetic leg faced online abuse over wearing flat shoes

A mayor with a prosthetic leg faced online ‘abuse’ because she wore flat shoes. She fears this will discourage other disabled people from getting into politics. Read on to find out more.

Disability rights: why our collective voice would be much stronger

David Proud, the first disabled actor to join the cast of Eastenders, believes that disabled people have become divided and despondent. He shares his views on how coming together would

We speak to Marsha De Cordova, Shadow Minister for Disability

Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Disability Marsha De Cordova, is visually impaired due to the condition nystagmus, which causes the eyes to constantly move. Our writer, Emma Purcell, interviewed her to

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