Benefit changes to hit disabled people hardest

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A report by three national charities (Citizens Advice, The Children’s Society and Disability Rights UK) has warned that tens of thousands of disabled people will lose out when new benefit changes come into being next year. The report, Disability and Universal Credit looks at the possible impact of the introduction of the single Universal Credit […]

Zinc Arts: My saving grace

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Founder of disability organisation, Moulding Futures and mother to a child with complex needs, Tracy Shave reflects on the school holidays and Zinc Arts (formally Ongar Theatre Resource), to whom she is eternally grateful. There is only one week left of the school term and parents everywhere have bitten their nails down to the bone. […]

New fund puts power in the hands of the disabled

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The government has this month launched a £2.6 million fund to support disabled people who wish to stand for elected office. This proposal, which reflects the government’s commitment to empower disabled people by ensuring they are represented politically, is outlined in the Access to Elected Office Strategy, developed by the Home Office in collaboration with […]