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Activism and Campaigning Head and shoulders of Tracey Lazard,smiling

Vital funding used to enable disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) in London to survive and thrive is set to be scrapped, after politicians over-ruled the expert advice of their own officials. The grants committee of the umbrella organisation London Councils has recommended ending the “capacity-building” funding that helps the capital’s voluntary sector stay “strong, effective
Human Rights Tracey Lazard standing next to Tara Flood

Disabled people’s rights are regressing in every area of their lives, while the government has “abandoned” its target of ensuring full equality, according to new research by a leading disabled people’s organisation. The information paper, published by Inclusion London – which supports 78 user-led organisations across the capital – provides evidence of multiple breaches
Activism and Campaigning Delegates listen as a man talks into a microphone

Many of the country’s leading disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have backed calls for a new, national network to represent user-led groups across England. The conference (pictured) organised by the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA) produced an overwhelming consensus on the need for a new umbrella organisation to represent disabled people and fight for their
Employment Mark Harper

Government plans to restrict how much support any individual can receive through the Access to Work (AtW) scheme are a “huge concern” and will damage efforts to encourage Deaf people to become teachers, lawyers and politicians, campaigners have warned. They spoke out after Mark Harper, the Conservative minister for disabled people, announced further reforms