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The bionic suit helping wheelchair users get back on their feet

James Johnson can still remember the moment he was told he would never walk again.

TV industry must improve representation of disabled people

Creative industry bodies are calling for the TV industry to “urgently look into” improving the representation of disabled people in response to figures showing fewer than half as many disabled people work in TV compared to the wider workforce.

Queen’s speech ‘suggests the worst is yet to come'

Disabled people should prepare themselves for more cuts and further attacks on their rights over the next five years, disabled campaigners have warned in the wake of this week’s Queen’s speech.

Queen’s Speech fails to mention social care funding

Social care funding was ‘strikingly absent’ from the Queen’s Speech which set out the Government’s intention to secure the future of the National Health Service by increasing the health budget, integrating healthcare and social care and ensuring the NHS works on a seven day basis.

Charity highlights role of siblings in supporting adults with a disability

Campaigners say the support needs and caring role of about 1.7 million adults in the UK who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister are overlooked.

Poor UK cancer survival rates linked to lack of GP direct access to scans

UK cancer survival is worse than in other countries because GPs here are less likely to refer patients straight away and have less direct access to CT and MRI scans, an international survey of GPs has found.

Cameron downgrades minister for disabled people

The new government has downgraded the importance of the role of the minister for disabled people, just days after winning the general election.

Voluntary Community Social Enterprise Review website

This website allows you to comment on posts made by the VCSE Review team, download documents and take part in discussions.Navigate using the tabs below to interact with the content. The discussion group can be found under the blog tab.

'It's a great honour': Selby appoints UK's first mayor with learning disabilities

Gavin Harding has been appointed as mayor for Selby, North Yorkshire, making him the UK’s first mayor with learning disabilities.

Disabled people ‘should come together in new national body’

Leading activists appalled by the prospect of another five years of attacks on disability rights and equality – following the election of a majority Conservative government – are working on plans to set up a new national organisation of disabled people.