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ONLY 21 FTSE COMPANIES HAVE SIGNED UP TO BE DISABILITY CONFIDENT

The Minister for Disabled People, Penny Mordaunt, has challenged the FTSE Companies (100 of them) to become Disability Confident. So far only 21 have signed...

HM GOVERNMENT TALKS DIRECTLY TO DISABILITY TALK

We asked the Government some serious questions with regard to Disability. This is what we asked and here are their replies. Q) Are people in...

DEBBIE ABRAHAMS GIVES US HER THOUGHTS

Debbie Abrahams is Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Here are her thoughts with regard to Disability in the UK. "It has...

DISABILITY IN THE UK

We asked Baroness Thomas of Winchester about the values of the British Public. Because we read regularly about hate crime, austerity, selfishness and a general...

HM TREASURY & DISABILITY

You ask what we can do as individuals, communities, society and government to improve the lives of those who are most disadvantaged. This Government...

Ros Altmann

I do think that there is much more awareness and support for disabled people in this country nowadays than there was in the past....

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ELECTION MANIFESTO .. OR LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT? A PETITION TO CHANGE...

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TECHNOLOGY AND ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE by Martyn Sibley

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Our 'blogger' and international prize winner, Penny Melville-Brown from Hampshire, will be travelling over coming months in the USA, Costa Rica, China, Australia, Malawi and Europe. Having been selected from over 200 candidates from...

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My name is Rebecca Dann and last year I won Disability Talk's A World Of Unfairness" photographic competition. And my prize was presented to me by Professor Stephen Hawking. When I was 12 I believe, I took...

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