Unlocking Local Capacity

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The Unlocking Local Capacity report sets out findings from new research about what councils can do to unlock the capacity in their communities. The practical experiences quoted are those of managers from 30 councils. They were interviewed especially for this research from up and down the country. Unlocking Local Capacity gives a snapshot of where […]

Guide Dogs Talking Buses Campaign

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Guide Dogs is campaigning for all new buses to have audio visual (AV) announcements so blind and partially sighted passengers can travel with confidence. Nearly two thirds of bus passengers with sight loss have missed their stop at least once over the last six months. Lack of audio visual next stop and final destination announcements […]

Emma Watson Launches The HeForShe Campaign With Impassioned Speech At The U.N. Headquarters

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The actress Emma Watson famous for her role as Hermione Granger in ‘Harry Potter’ gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. headquarters in New York to launch the “HeForShe” campaign.  HeForShe aims to galvanise one billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally. Further Reading Information […]

Obituary of campaigner and lawyer Caroline Gooding

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A dearly loved and admired lawyer and campaigner for disability rights, Caroline Gooding sadly died of breast cancer last month. As a hard working, inspirational and committed activist she achieved so much, and promoted the daily rights and freedoms of people with diabilities. Many now experience a better quality of life because of her tireless […]