Independent Living
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MPs must accept fundamental flaws of personal budgets, says Beresford

A leading disabled academic has urged MPs to dismiss the conclusions of the public spending watchdog and accept instead that the government’s strategy on social care personal budgets is “fundamentally flawed”. Peter Beresford, professor of citizen participation at the University of Essex and emeritus professor of social policy at Brunel University, has told the
Benefits and Poverty
LeighDay
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Government set to slash equality watchdog’s budget… again

The government has told the equality watchdog that it plans to slash its budget again, even though the financial year has already started. The planned cuts only emerged after the Government Equalities Office (GEO) told Disability News Service (DNS) that it was still “in the process of agreeing budgets” with the Equality and Human
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Arts and Culture
Crime
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Government ‘must see disabled people as innovators and contributors’

Disabled entrepreneurs have told the government’s business department that it is not doing enough to make its programmes accessible. In a meeting of the all-party parliamentary disability group, a senior civil servant listened as disabled entrepreneurs lined up to express their concerns at his department’s lack of support for them. Jacqueline Winstanley, who runs
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Disabled duo set for huge US expansion of holiday website

By Raya Al Jadir A social enterprise launched by two disabled entrepreneurs from London is to open an office in the US, less than a year after it launched in the UK. The accessible holiday accommodation service Accomable was set up by Martyn Sibley and Srin Madipalli, the team behind the online disability magazine
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