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Disabled Accomodation

What to Look For in Disabled Accommodation

Imagine a world where housing was perfectly designed for disabled people. If that happened, we wouldn’t be disabled people, but enabled to live close to work, and go on holiday wherever we chose. We could even visit friends at the drop of a hat. So, whether you’re newly disabled or you have a view on […]

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disability discrimination act

A New Disability Discrimination Act for Today

Governments have tried to help disabled people. Yet often across Europe, laws are not binding, and don’t go far enough. Despite the European Convention on Human Rights and disability legislation across the Continent, discrimination still exists. As with most issues, progress will likely come about step by step as we build on what’s gone before. […]

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Three things everyone should know about wheelchairs

With the Paralympics having come to an end, many of us have seen and experienced amazing sporting feats over the last few weeks, and to some extent, disability has hopefully been ‘normalised’ for lots of us.  There is still a ‘fear factor’ and a taboo that seems to surround disability, though, and this is both […]

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Grants for disabled

Grants for disabled people

The costs associated with being disabled can really add up. Accessible holidays might cost a bit more than regular ones, while equipment costs can be prohibitive. Some disabled people might need extra heating to stay well, others may need to spend money on carers and personal assistants, while others can find themselves stumping up the […]

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disabled facilities grants

Disabled facilities grants: what they are and how to get one

For disabled people, adapting a home can be an ongoing challenge. Some people become more disabled with age, needing more adaptations as time goes on, while others find themselves unable to afford all the improvements they need in one go, so they hire builders or equipment a bit at a time in order to gradually […]

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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the parent of modern disability rights law

In November 1995, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) was passed in the UK parliament. What many people do not realise is that, far from being a dry legislative act with little impact on real people, the Disability Discrimination Act was created and passed as a result of years of pressure and activism from disability rights campaigners. […]

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Wheelchair insurance

How to get wheelchair insurance

Wheelchairs can be a big investment, so protecting them with wheelchair insurance makes sense. After all, if the worst happened and your wheelchair was broken or damaged, would you be able to replace it? Or what if you left it outside your home or outside a shop and it was stolen? How would you cope? This […]

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Disability Living Allowance

A guide to staying stress-free whilst disability living allowance changes to PIP

Unless you’ve been purposefully ignoring the constant government cuts over the last couple of years, I’m sure you’re now aware that Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has and is continuing to change to Personal Independence Payment, or PIP, for many claimants.  I have just been through the (at times, nerve-wracking) process, and would like to provide […]

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wheelchair jobs

How to find wheelchair jobs

Obtaining a new job is never easy for anyone, but for those who use a wheelchair jobs it can be particularly difficult to find. Let’s see more in deep what needs to be taken into account when you search for wheelchair jobs. Wheelchair jobs: what kind of workplace am I looking for? When searching for […]

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