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The leaders of the three main political parties have backed calls for more disabled people to stand for parliament. Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg all met disabled parliamentary candidates from their own parties. And they pledged to do more to address barriers of access and attitude that prevent disabled people from becoming
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The government’s new learning difficulties ‘tsar’ has pledged to challenge ministers if they fail to “deliver” the Valuing People Now (VPN) strategy. Scott Watkin, who has a learning difficulty, was speaking on the day he started work as the new co-national director for learning disabilities. He will work alongside co-director Anne Williams on implementing
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has set up a £10.2 million fund to help grassroots organisations build an inclusive Britain. The commission will give funding of up to £450, 000 over three years to projects that provide advice and advocacy, offer legal support, or promote co-operation where there have been tensions between
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People with learning difficulties from ethnic minorities are still missing out on services, according to a prominent campaigner. Richard West, co-chair of the National Advisory Group on Learning Disability and Ethnicity (NAGLDE), told the Community Care Live event in London that services were not good at supporting people with learning difficulties from black and
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