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Trailblazers

Trailblazers attend event on online abuse at Parliament

In February I attended an event at Parliament to discuss online abuse of disabled people. I started my activism career online so I am no stranger to negative posts and comments. This meeting was a chance to speak directly to MPs about the experiences disabled people encounter when trying to report online abuse. The rules set …

Employment, Trailblazers

Trailblazers hold first Working Group on employment meeting

I held my first Young Disabled Person’s Working Group on Employment and it was a huge success. I was so pleased with the enthusiasm of the members to share their, sometimes negative, experiences when trying to find and stay in work. The stories I collected will really benefit my policy recommendations as part of my work …

Accessibility, Trailblazers

Trailblazers hold meeting at Parliament to discuss transport

I attended Muscular Dystrophy UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group meeting for young disabled people chaired by Heidi Allen MP. This meeting was focused on transport and we had lots of great discussion on the issues disabled people face on all forms of public transport – a topic I know all to well! Read my many blogs on …

Trailblazers

Trailblazers speak at Parliamentary event hosted by City Bridge Trust

I attended an event at the Speakers House at Parliament to celebrate the launch of the programme Bridge to Work by the City Bridge Trust. This was a great event which saw lots of great organisations come together who are all committed to closing the disabled employment gap. Although I didn’t get a chance to meet Rt …

Trailblazers

Trailblazers to work with London employers

As part of my work as Employability Officer at Muscular Dystrophy UK, I launched an Employer Working Group to understand what employers think when hiring a disabled person. This Working Group is a great opportunity for me to learn the truth behind the reasons employers might be concerned about hiring a disabled person and create well-informed recommendations …