Guardian: BBC pledges to include more disabled people in programmes

12 December 2019
Source: The Guardian

The BBC has pledged to include more disabled entertainers and actors on its mainstream panel shows, documentaries and dramas in an attempt to improve the representation of people with disabilities on screen. The broadcaster is asking programme makers to provide “authentic and distinctive disabled representation on-screen” in programmes that are not specifically about disability such as Who Do You Think

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The Office for Disability Issues: Chairs appointed to network to give disabled people stronger voice

15 October 2019
Source: The Office for Disability Issues

The Office for Disability Issues has announced the appointment of chairs to lead 9 new Regional Stakeholder Networks. Regional chairs have been announced to move forward work to break down the barriers disabled people and their families face in everyday life. The appointees will lead 9 new Regional Stakeholder Networks tasked with amplifying the voices of disabled people and disability

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Disability Rights UK welcomes the opportunity to administer the EnAble Fund

10 December 2018
Source: DBUK

Commenting on the announcement of the £250,000 fund to support disabled people to get involved in elected office, Sue Bott from Disability Rights UK (which is administering the fund) said: We’re pleased to see the government creating this fund, which will help support disabled people run for elected office in 2019. ‘Being involved in local politics is a concrete way

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Disability Benefits Consortium: Universal Credit survey. Your input needed

3 December 2018
Source: Disability Benefits Consortium

Universal Credit is a new benefit which is being introduced in the UK. It will replace 6 benefits including Employment and Support Allowance. Universal Credit has been in the news a lot recently as there are concerns about how it is being rolled out and the amount of money people will receive. We want to find out more about the

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Access to transport for disabled people

18 October 2018
Source: Parliament / Workplace

The ‘Access to Transport for Disabled People’ briefing paper was published today. The paper explains the legislative frameworks and policies that apply to public transport users with disabilities or reduced mobility. The UK is rapidly approaching the point where all buses, coaches and trains must be accessible to disabled people (January 2020) and in many cases these vehicles already meet

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The Activity Trap: Disabled people’s fear of being active

9 October 2018

Commissioned by the Dwarf Sports Association UK and released by Activity Alliance. New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing their benefits if they are seen to be physically active. Disabled people count for one in five of Britain’s population, almost 14 million people, but they are currently the least active group in society. This means that they

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WMCA: UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE WEST MIDLANDS – RESEARCH PROGRAMME AND CALL FOR EVIDENCE

18 April 2018
Source: WMCA

WMCA are now at an important stage, seeking your views on existing practice and what is needed to achieve our ambition to improve life chances of disabled people by making the West Midlands the exemplar region for the number of disabled people who are physically active. We know this is good for health, sport and the economy. The Call for

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Dept of Transport: Disabled people: attitudes towards travel

15 November 2017
Source: Department of Transport

From:  Department for Transport Part of:Transport social research and evaluation and Accessible transport Published:13 November 2017 Findings and recommendations following research into the travel behaviour and attitudes to travel of UK disabled people. The main findings of this research were that: •disability is an important factor for explaining individual travel behaviour and changes in behaviour over time •disabled people should

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Guardian: Disabled people worry about telling employers of their condition

7 November 2017
Source: The Guardian

UK charity’s survey finds almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their disability. Almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their impairment or condition, research by the disability charity Scope has found. This has prompted calls for employers to create environments where disabled people are more comfortable “coming out”. The

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