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Independent Living Mike Oliver giving evidence to the council
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Wheelchair-users in Kent are threatening to take legal action over growing concerns about delays, poor service and even bullying and harassment by the company running the NHS wheelchair services contract in the county.  Four disability groups – Kent’s Physical Disability Forum (PDF), the Kent charity Freedom for Wheels, Kent’s Wheelchair Users Group (WUG) and
Independent Living Outside view of the council's headquarters
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Campaigners in Northamptonshire have raised serious concerns about the impact on disabled people of the growing financial crisis enveloping their county council. Northamptonshire County Council announced this week that it will need to find up to £70 million of savings in the current financial year, from a budget of about £440 million. And last
Independent Living A group of people, including Sarah Newton, stand and sit around a large wooden table
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The minister for disabled people is calling on her own government to take “urgent action” to address concerns about the dangers of “shared space” street developments. Sarah Newton called for action in letters she wrote to both the minister for transport accessibility, Nusrat Ghani, and the housing, communities and local government secretary, James Brokenshire.
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