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Sign up to Disabled Access Day 2017 before your time’s up!

Blackpool Tower, the Imperial War Museum and Edinburgh Zoo. Scottish Parliament, Tate Britain and York Castle Museum. What do all these places have in common? They are just a handful of the hundreds of venues that have signed up to take part in Disabled Access Day 2017! The initiative that absolutely doesn’t discriminate and is inclusive for all to get ... Read More »

Launch of new emergency pack for vulnerable customers

  MPs and guests at the House of Commons have had a sneak preview of a new emergency pack that vulnerable customers can use in a power cut. The pack from the UK’s largest electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, will help vulnerable customers to be prepared if there is a power cut. Interruptions to power supplies are rare but they ... Read More »

Choice Unlimited’s first event of 2016 is this week!

On Wednesday 20 April, the Leicester Choice Unlimited event will take place at the Tigers Stadium, Leicester from 10am. Choice Unlimited has teamed up with the Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living to host a free event for disabled, older people and carers. The free event will run from 10:00am until 6:00pm. At the event, exhibitors from across the country will ... Read More »

Muscular Dystrophy comments on Beyonce hiring disabled model

Muscular Dystrophy UK responds to news that Beyoncé has chosen model, Jillian Mercardo, who has muscular dystrophy, to be the face of her online store.   Sal Lalji, Communications Director for Muscular Dystrophy UK, said: “It is fantastic to see a model with muscular dystrophy fronting such a high-profile campaign. We commend Beyoncé for recognising Jillian for the talented model ... Read More »

BBC Ouch Blog: The struggle to find work when you have Down’s syndrome

Fewer than two in 10 people with learning disabilities are in employment. For people with Down’s syndrome, it can leave them demoralised – but are things changing? “I have a friend with [Down’s syndrome] who actually pays someone £40 just so they can do his gardening [for him],” says Kate Brackley. Ms Brackley is one of around 40,000 people living ... Read More »