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What’s going on in the news today… Scottish Government and Capability Scotland launch ‘common-sense’ guide for those working with disabled children and yound people (Capability…


Teen’s solo sailing dream comes true

A 15-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has sailed solo around the Isle of Wight, all thanks to a little help from a radio-controlled model yacht and…


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What’s making the news today….   Disabled Windermere man completes triathlon swim with broken leg (Westmorland Gazette) Inspirational article of a man completing a triathlon…


Get onto the ladder at Bermondsey South

L&Q London Housing Association fill us in on their affordable, accessible housing options that’ll get you started on the property ladder. Fast approaching the last…


Inspiring People Awards

Social care provider Dimensions, which support almost 3,000 people with learning disabilities and autism, has held its first Inspiring People Awards to recognise staff for…


Me and my sister

Laura Smith is 29 and lives in Worthing with her mother Angie and sister Katie, 27. Katie has autism and is non-verbal, which greatly affects…


Award win for BBC Ouch!

BBC Ouch! team, Damon Rose and Emma Tracey, last week won the Herbert Smith Journalist of the Year Award at the European Diversity Awards at…


Paralympic hit for Vitalise

A charity video celebrating people with disabilities in the wake of the Paralympics has become an overnight internet hit, with over 10,000 views in just…


Glasgow’s journey to independent living

Councillors, charity workers, disabled people, decision-makers and campaigners gathered in Glasgow today to ask: “Can disabled people ever be truly independent?” Glasgow Disability Alliance, an…


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The stories making the news today. London 2012 legacy plan published (BBC News) £1.5m investment in disabled sport. Disabled prisoners’ lives put at risk by…



Top award for blind campaigner

A disabled campaigner from Norwich has scooped an award for her campaigning work to improve access on public transport for other people with sight loss….


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The stories making the news. Cuts ‘have reduced me to a beggar’ (Press Association) A former healthcare worker shares his story. Scots reveal their fears…


Call for entries for Stelios Award

If you’ve got a thriving business, easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou could have just the opportunity for you. The businessman’s annual Stelios Award for Disabled…


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The biggest disability stories making the news. Cancer patient work capability assessments plan altered (BBC News) Promising news for cancer patients. How technology is helping…