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Trailblazers on Cervical Screening Awareness Week

In honour of Cervical Screening Awareness Week (10 – 16 June) Trailblazers would like to reinforce our commitment to ensuring disabled women* have equal access to the service. Since writing to the Minister for Health in January with support from Heidi Allen MP, we have continued to work on this issue despite a lack of support from …

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Trailblazers celebrate 10 year anniversary at Parliament

This piece was originally published on Muscular Dystrophy UK’s website on July 20, 2018. On Thursday July 12 Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Trailblazers celebrated their 10 year Anniversary at the Speakers House. There were about 40 Trailblazers in attendance who have contributed to campaigns over the past 10 years which made for a wonderful event. The speakers included …

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Trailblazers attend focus group on bus access

This was originally published on Muscular Dystrophy UK’s website on June 19, 2018. Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Trailblazers are helping a government advisory committee to think about how to meet the needs of wheelchair users when travelling by bus. On Friday 15 June, Emma Vogelmann, our Trailblazers Employability Officer, met with the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) …

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Trailblazers held first Employability Weekend

This was originally published on Muscular Dystrophy UK’s website on May 21, 2018. On May 19th and 20th the Moving Up team held the first Employability Weekend for young disabled people. It took place in Archway and included a fully funded night in the Premier Inn. The weekend was packed with sessions such as Careers Development from PUSH, Networking …

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Employers discuss disability with Trailblazers

I held the first meeting of the Employer Working Group at the Guildhall. We had representatives from Virgin Media, Amnesty International and Wall to Wall which made for great and diverse experiences being shared. This was exactly what I was hoping for so I was really pleased with how it went. Make sure you subscribe to this …

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Trailblazers hold second Working Group on employment meeting

My second Young Disabled Person’s Working Group on Employment meeting was held in the beautiful Guildhall in February. I had so many talented young disabled people come and tell me their experiences when trying to find and stay in work. We discussed everything from disclosure of disability to what happens if you can’t attend work because your …