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MP Alistair Burt appointed as care and support minister in cabinet reshuffle

Conservative MP Alistair Burt has been appointed as care and support minister in the reshuffle following the general election. He replaces Norman Lamb, a Lib Dem who had held the position since September 2012. The Guardian have pieced together a quick guide to his previous roles, his responsibilities and his plans for the next fiver years. You can read the ... Read More »

Disabled voters still being overlooked, finds new Revitalise study

Despite the closest election in a generation where every vote will count, disabled people are still being overlooked, finds study by charity Revitalise.  Wheelchair users denied fundamental right to vote in person by lack of information, finds charity’s research. Revitalise launches new video in support of wheelchair voters’ rights – which can be viewed here Wheelchair users wishing to exercise their right ... Read More »

Young People with a learning disability need their voices heard

Young people with a learning disability gathered together at the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast  on Tuesday 24th March to ask a panel of local candidates questions about the issues that matter to them. The event, which is part of Mencap’s Hear My Voice campaign, was organised by 16 young people with a learning disability from Belfast and Omagh. The ... Read More »

MENCAP rallying cry to politicians

A RALLYING cry has gone out to politicians not to forget those with learning disabilities in the run up to the General Election. Heart of England Mencap, which provides support to people with learning disabilities across Warwickshire, has called on the county’s candidates to sign-up to a campaign called Hear My Voice. Local events – where those with or affected ... Read More »