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Webborn gets top medical role for ParalympicsGB team

Dr NICK Webborn has been appointed ParalympicsGB’s chief medical officer for 2012. Dr Webborn, a former RAF doctor who spent time in both Headley Court...

More people having to pay for residential care

THE number of older and disabled people paying for residential care without any financial support from their local council has risen by a third...
PICTURED are young wheelchair footballers in action

Wheelchair football project wins major funding

DISABLED football in England has received a major boost with a grant from the Football Foundation, the country's largest sports charity, to the Wheelchair...

New online service for disabled travellers

PEOPLE with disabilities are to benefit from a new online tourism service that will provide detailed access information on holiday and leisure venues. Tourism for...

New research to help vulnerable in courts

A NEW three-year research project aims to find out how the criminal justice system can be improved to give people with mental health problems...

Graduates offered Civil Service placements

UNIVERSITY graduates - and undergraduates - with disabilities are being given the chance to work at the heart of government. The Civil Service is now...
Trailblazer Kim Randle and Alison Seabeck (MP for Plymouth) at the Parliament presentation of Inclusion Now

Trailblazers state their case to Parliament

YOUNG disability rights campaigners presented No. 10 Downing Street with a petition demanding improved transport, education and leisure services for disabled people across the UK. The campaigners were from the Trailblazers, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s pressure group of 16 to 30 year olds.