New research highlights the significant challenges disabled people face when it comes to accessibility

Disabled people face considerable challenges when it comes to accessibility at UK tourist attractions and getting around on public transport, according to several pieces of new research. One in four disabled people say negative attitudes from other passengers prevent them from using public transport, while 40 per cent often experience issues or difficulties when travelling by train in the UK, … Read More

National Diversity Awards Winners Interview – ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation is the largest ‘user led’ ADHD agency in Europe and is credited with influencing policy and provision in the UK for those living with ADHD and co existing conditions. The Foundation’s work in promoting scientific evidence, UK and European impact reports and tireless campaigning, have helped to change attitudes and reduce stigma, improving life chances for those … Read More

Inspiring And Never Retiring- Poem by Sophie Ward

Choosing to inspire,We never want to retire, Lives to save and protect,On the past we must reflect, We take steps forward a learn from mistakes,In life there aren’t any retakes, The people we meet,The ones we greet, Stand tall on your feet,Listen and watch your life is a movie- take your seat, Love and be proud of the person you have … Read More

‘Purple Tuesday’ to promote shopping access for disabled

Argos, Asda, Sainsbury’s, and Marks & Spencer are among those that have signed up to try to make shopping more inclusive. Sky News has been given details about the UK’s first ever accessible shopping day aimed at getting retailers to take all kinds of disability seriously. Backed by the government and major high street names, “Purple Tuesday” will take place … Read More

Disability hate crimes: Charity staff trained to spot signs

A charity in Leeds is training its staff to help people with disabilities spot the signs of hate crimes. It comes after police figures show disability hate crimes and incidents have risen by 72% across West Yorkshire from 256 in 2014/15 to 915 in 2017/18. United Response is now working with police to help people recognise hate crimes and know … Read More

Inspirational Stuart is the perfect role model

An inspirational man born with brittle bone disease has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Stuart Thompson, from Mersea, is one of eight finalists in with a chance of winning the Positive Role Model Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards. Community organisations and role models from across the country will head to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on September 14 … Read More

How airports are improving travel for passengers with hidden disabilities

UK airports are making progress when it comes to helping passengers with hidden disabilities, according to a new report published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today. Hidden disabilities can include autism, dementia and hearing loss and many other conditions that are not immediately obvious. This follows the CAA issuing new guidance for airports in December 2016 on how to improve the assistance … Read More

Disabled Man Wins Landmark Discrimination Case

A 64 year old London man with Multiple Sclerosis has won his claim of disability discrimination against a management company after it failed to make reasonable adjustments to enable him to use the leisure club at the block of flats in which he lives, and indirectly discriminated against him because of his disability. Alongside ruling that the management company had … Read More

Charities who help people with disabilities receive UK aid funding boost

Charities which help people with disabilities in developing countries have been given a major funding boost. AbleChild Africa, Humanity and Inclusion, British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group, Orbis Charitable Trust and Deafkidz concentrate a lot of their work on people with disabilities who can be marginalised by society. They work with people of all ages in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ethiopia … Read More