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Find out what's affecting the lives of disabled people in the UK today

Read the selected list of proposals, which affect disabled people, taken from the relevant political party manifesto

assist-Mi app are delighted to announce the launch of the new version of the assist-Mi app

A short report on the Government’s Access to Work programme, why it is failing many disabled people, and what can be done so that disabled people can get into work, stay in work and thrive in work

All abilities and ages welcome - starting from Tuesday 14 April

Braintree Mencap would like to invite you all to their quiz night on Saturday 25 April

UK men of working age die prematurely at one and a half times the rate for women from causes across the whole spectrum of diseases.

On 27 April 2015, MS-UK, the national charity supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, is celebrating MS Awareness Week.

The Care Act represents the most significant reform of care and support in nearly 70 years, with wide-reaching implications for carers and carers’ services.

A leading social care charity has teamed up with an Essex nightclub to offer adults with disabilities the chance to have an ordinary social life.

A £3.9 million package to boost environmentally-friendly transport and improve accessibility for disabled people has been unveiled by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer.

The salon will offer haircuts and nail cuts as these normally simple experiences can be challenging and traumatic for people with learning or physical difficulties

For a limited time UK Deaf Sport are offering financial support for people who want to become coaches in deaf sport.

Optomen Television are making a new documentary for ITV and are seeking patients that are due to receive potentially life-changing surgery in the coming months to film.

The Care Act brings the biggest reform of adult social care since 1948 and will introduce new rights for those who need care and support as well as for unpaid carers.

MS-UK launches live web chat service to support anyone affected by multiple sclerosis after seeing a 23% increase in contact

Join Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford on Saturday 28 February, 10am-2pm, to celebrate the 4,712th Chinese year, the Year of the Goat.

British Blind Sport are continuing to accept entries from individuals and groups for the upcoming National Visually Impaired Youth Swimming Gala

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will today publish co-produced best practice guidance for communications professionals on inclusive communications, in support of the ‘Disability Confident’ campaign.

On 27 January the president of the national Rotary Club came to visit ecdp to hear from people with lived experience of disability.

In a UK banking first, Barclays has announced an in-branch beacon technology trial to make life easier for customers with disabilities.

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