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Lively up yourselves

Disability Rights UK / November 22, 2016 at 5:14 PM 256 views

There are many hugely talented disabled artists and many well-known artists, such as Van Gogh and composers such as Beethoven who were famous for their artistry, but also known for their disabilities. We are blessed by their ambitions but is…

Making activism inclusive and accessible

Disability Rights UK / September 23, 2016 at 10:44 AM 279 views

Luke Johnson is one of our I Can Make It champions. I Can Make It was created because of the need to increase employment opportunities for disabled young people. If you have a disability or existing long term health condition…

Transport access for all

Disability Rights UK / July 26, 2016 at 11:07 AM 329 views

Stephen Brookes MBE is an ambassador for Disability Rights UK, who is a keen campaigner on better transport accessibility for disabled people. In this blog he talks about new initiatives on the East Lancs Railway. It is always a challenge as…

I Can Make It Case Study: Carrie Boyce

Disability Rights UK / May 19, 2016 at 2:55 PM 360 views

We at I Can Make Itare always on the lookout for young people with disabilities or long term health conditions who want to share their success stories with us when it comes to navigating the obstacles in the path to…

Now let’s have the debate

Disability Rights UK / March 20, 2016 at 1:42 PM 483 views

Finally disability benefits are high on the political agenda – so where next? When the Daily Telegraph, just over a week ago, carried a front page article critiquing proposed cuts to Personal Independence Payment, something was afoot. It was, as…

Object to coercion, support the right to work

Disability Rights UK / March 11, 2016 at 10:32 AM 388 views

I’m deeply concerned that trust between disabled people and the state in relation to employment has been eroded – to such an extent that offers of employment support get viewed through the filter of possible sanctions and benefit loss. For instance,…

I am a Disabled Muslim Woman, so what???

Disability Rights UK / March 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM 403 views

Banane Nafeh, who works on our Personal Budgets Helpline, has written this poem as part of International Women’s Day.I am a disabled Muslim woman, but not cagedI have so much to be grateful for, AlhamdulillahMy life is not aimless, colourless…

Should we adopt Australian policy ideas?

Disability Rights UK / June 9, 2015 at 12:10 PM 330 views

I’ve just returned from leave in Australia – and I took to wondering about the fact that in the UK we are often entreated to look to particular countries, like Australia and the US, to inform our own policies. Should…

Giving birth to purple culture

Disability Rights UK / June 4, 2015 at 3:46 PM 404 views

There is a culture to all politics and at its best the culture of disability politics has been angry, stirring, passionate and liberating but at its worst it has been patronizing, cloying, worthy and dull. The following suggestions are intended…