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TACKLING INJUSTICE AND REDUCING STIGMA

A new £15 million programme will see up to 1 million people trained in basic mental health "first aid" skills.The programme will improve personal...

I BELIEVE THAT SOCIETY IS MOVING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION – THE Rt. Hon...

"We hear a lot of abusive and discriminatory voices in society - particularly through Twitter and other forms of social media. But it is...

GAVIN PATTERSON, CEO OF BT, GIVES US HIS THOUGHTS ON DISABILITY

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, BT Group BT's commitment to disability inclusion for its customers, its people and the wider community As Chief Executive of one...

THE DISABILITY VIEWS OF THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

From the leaders correspondence team We have been clear that seeking to "balance the books on the backs of the poor and disabled ... is...

JEREMY CORBYN SPEAKS TO DISABILITY TALK ABOUT CREATING A FAIRER SOCIETY

Jeremy Corbyn has given Disability Talk his views on creating a fairer society. "The Tories are failing to support working people. They are pressing ahead...

DAME EVELYN GLENNIE SPEAKS WITH DISABILITY TALK

Dame Evelyn Elisabeth Ann Glennie CH DBE is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She has been profoundly deaf since the age of 12 and taught...

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‘AND ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST’

In an earlier article we launched our campaign to replace a Political Party's Manifesto with a Legally Binding Contract .. see Election Manifesto .. or...

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

The June 8th 2017 General Election produced an election upset and a 'hung parliament'. And it was generally felt that the Tories 'lost' a huge...

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