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Employment, My Thoughts

Hammond Is Wrong To Place Blame On Disabled Workers

The Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed yesterday that problems with the UK’s productivity could in part be explained by a supposed increase in the numbers of disabled people being employed. As a disabled person and an employee of a charity that supports disabled people, I found this comment astonishing, derogatory and a perfect example of why there are …

Accessibility, My Thoughts

Why SOLD OUT can be the two most disappointing words in the world

SOLD OUT can be the two most disappointing words in the world when you’re trying to get tickets to a concert or a film. After you’ve been on hold for 30 minutes or redialled 60 times or waited in line only to find out that when it is finally your turn, you are too late. Everyone …

Accessibility, My Thoughts

How a taxi journey left me nearly in tears

Emma Vogelmann was recently interviewed on Radio 4’s You and Yours consumer programme about being charged extra by taxi drivers simply because she’s a wheelchair user. Listen here. In this blog, she talks about her experiences.I am forever saying how amazing it is that all black cabs in London have a pull-out ramp meaning that any wheelchair …

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General Election 2017: what are the parties saying on public transport and disability rights?

Trailblazer Emma Vogelmann has spinal muscular atrophy Type 2 and has written a series of blogs on where the parties stand on key issues in General Election 2017: For this blog, we’re going to be looking at what each political party has said about other issues Trailblazers are campaigning on. Bear in mind not all parties …

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General Election 2017: where do the parties stand on Health and Social Care?

Trailblazer Emma Vogelmann has spinal muscular atrophy Type 2 and has written a series of blogs on where the parties stand on key issues in General Election 2017: When you have a disability, fast access to NHS services, the quality of those services/treatments and the ability to access social care is crucial. It is widely known …

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General Election 2017: disability benefits

Muscular Dystrophy UK Trailblazer Emma Vogelmann has written a series of blogs on where the political parties stand on the key issues affecting people with muscle-wasting conditions at the 2017 General Election. Here’s her latest piece on disability benefits: One of the biggest issues that politicians will be addressing during the General Election campaign is disability …