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Why do the Livability #PurpleChallenge now?

You may have noticed purple ducks and socks popping up on our social media recently. This isn’t just because it’s one of our favourite colours. It is because purple is the recognised colour for disability

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The Livability #PurpleChallenge

In the run up to party conference season and the general election in May 2015, Livability are encouraging people to show their true colours in support of disability rights by taking part in the Livability

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 ‘Disabled people experiencing fewer opportunities for Independent Living despite Government’s 2008 commitment’ says new report

Disabled people are experiencing diminishing opportunities for independent living, according to a new report published by Disability Rights UK and national charity, In Control. The report entitled  ‘Independent

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How the housing crisis affects those with accessibility issues – Ed Todino in the Guardian

On Monday 28th July, The Guardian published an article by Ed Todino, a social work graduate and wheelchair user, on the difficulties that people with disabilities face when trying to find accommodation. As

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Government report reveals failings of the ‘bedroom tax’

On the day of the Cabinet reshuffle, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published an interim report on the effects of the Spare Room Subsidy, dubbed ‘the bedroom tax’. Since the controversial

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New Minister for Disabled People Announced in Government Reshuffle- Mark Harper MP

  On July 15th the Prime Minister, David Cameron, underwent a thorough reshuffle of his cabinet, moving prominent members like Rt. Hon Michael Gove MP and Rt. Hon William Hague MP out and bringing

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UK Government potentially risks violating disabled people’s human rights, says new report

The UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people, according to a new report published by Just Fair, a human rights NGO working

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Livability students call for education to be a ‘Right not a Fight’

Students from Livability Nash College, Bromley, have added their support to the Natspec campaign (The Association of National Specialist Colleges) in calling for education equality for young people with

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Government to cut Disabled Students Allowance

On April 7th the government announced new changes to Disabled Students Allowance. The government are due to reduce the amount to be paid to students with less severe disabilities. This Friday – June

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