I know it’s been awhile since I last shared a news roundup. As you can tell I’ve been rather busy this month and so haven’t had the time to share more frequently. Therefore I thought I’d share a bulk news roundup for the month of February.
Disability Horizons News Roundup: 3rd – 28th February 2020
UK Government accused of failing people with learning disabilities and autism
The UK Government has been accused by Care England of betraying thousands of people with learning disabilities and autism by abandoning them in hospitals or inappropriate assessment centres for months at a time... Continue reading >>>
Registrations open for the British Blind Sport National Youth Swimming Gala 2020
British Blind Sport is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for its flagship event: the National Youth Swimming Gala. The swimming gala will take place on Saturday 7th March in Solihull, West Midlands.Continue reading >>>
24 new pioneering accessible homes to be built in Glasgow
A new collection of 24 pioneering accessible homes, which aim to transform the lives of people with disabilities, is being built in Glasgow. They will include technology that can open doors and adjust the height of kitchen worktops at the touch of a button.Continue reading >>>
MS Society delivers letter to Downing Street urging changes to PIP assessments
More than 21,000 people have signed an open letter demanding the government makes urgent changes to Personal Independence Payment (PIP), after a recent survey by the MS Society unearthed major flaws with the system… Continue reading >>>
Paralympian Liz Johnson to host RIDI Awards 2020
The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) has confirmed that Liz Johnson, British Paralympian and founder of The Ability People, is hosting the RIDI Awards for the second year running… Continue reading >>>
Disabled actress Liz Carr set to star in her first Hollywood blockbuster
Disabled actress Liz Carr – best known for her role in the BBC drama Silent Witness – is set to star in her first Hollywood movie in summer 2020… Continue reading >>>
Ade Adepitan MBE to be made a patron of learning disability theatre group Blue Sky Actors
Gold medal-winning wheelchair basketball player and popular TV presenter Ade Adepitan MBE is to be made a patron of Blue Sky Actors, Stratford Circus Arts Centre’s resident theatre company for adults with learning disabilities… Continue reading >>>
The UK’s top accessible venues to visit in 2020
Eight accessible venues from across the UK have received recognition from the disabled access charity Euan’s Guide for their outstanding welcome for disabled visitors... Continue reading >>>
Disney Parks in court over disabled access violations
A lawsuit has been made against Disney Parks over disability access violations, which has stopped people with autism and learning disabilities having front-of-line status as part of its disability policies... Continue reading >>>
Eastenders new storyline explores what life is like to be deaf in the UK
The BBC soap opera Eastenders has begun a new storyline that explores what life is like for deaf people, following Ben Mitchell’s hearing loss... Continue reading >>>
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