New Funding for Disability Sport

The Government plans to change the lives of 10 million disabled people in the UK by ploughing £3.5m into disability sport. Tessa Jowell, minister for the Olympics and Paralympics, launched the Disability Legacy Plan in March this year, an ambitious


The Red Wheelies

A group of nine ladies on wheels are causing a stir in Kent, with the helps of Shania Twain, to raise money for MS. The Red Wheelies are neither aerobatic display copycats or some new disabled car but an energetic dance


Green Light for Toddlers’ Benefits

Stephen and Wendy Meeks have been successful in their fight to receive mobility benefits for their disabled toddler, Justin.  Their court case has brought about a landmark ruling granting a judicial review of mobility benefits for disabled children under three


End of the Line

A recent investigation into the UK public transport system saw 200 mystery disabled commuters brand the service ‘inconsistent and inaccessible.’ The investigative report titled End of the Line was presented to Parliament last month. The disabled commuters, travelling between various


Wheelchair Users Take to the Runway

Manual wheelchair users established a new world record by successfully pulling a 65 tonne Boeing 757 airliner 100 metres along the main runway of Lasham airfield, Hampshire. Donations are currently still coming in for the event but it is expected


Disability Focus for Airlines

Trailblazers, the young campaigning group of charity, Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, is spearheading a new initiative to improve accessibility of airlines for people with disabilities. A new steering group has been set up to look at a range of issues affecting disabled people when travelling


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