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Trailblazers, What I'm Up To

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 …

Employment, Trailblazers, What I'm Up To

Moving Up launches Mentoring Programme

This piece was originally published on Muscular Dystrophy UK’s website on September 5, 2018. The Moving Up project is excited to announce the launch of a brand new Mentoring program. The Moving Up team saw a need to provide ongoing careers development advice to participants past the duration of their placement. This program will match the young disabled people …

Accessibility, Trailblazers, What I'm Up To

Trailblazers attend Loughborough University Hackathon

This piece was originally published on Muscular Dystrophy UK’s website on October 15, 2018.  On September 27th Trailblazers attended the Global Disability Innovation Hub event “Hacking Disability – How do you change a lightbulb if you use a wheelchair?” Loughborough University London hosts a series of “Hacks” where their students come up with innovative solutions to problems. Their partnership with …

Employment, Trailblazers, What I'm Up To

Moving Up hold second Employability Weekend

This piece was originally published on Muscular Dystrophy UK’s website on November 10, 2018. On November 3rd and 4th the Moving Up team ran their second Employability Weekend in London Stratford. The theme of the weekend was ‘Building Confidence and Breaking Barriers’ with sessions on recognising your skills and how to manage your health at work. The attendees were all aged …

Employment, Trailblazers, What I'm Up To

Trailblazers’ ‘Ready and able’ report highlights changes needed for disabled job-seekers

Muscular Dystrophy UK is calling on the government and employers to take action to remove the barriers that make it difficult for disabled people to find and stay in work. Trailblazers – the charity’s 750-strong group that campaigns for change – spoke to young disabled people and employers through a series of workshops during its 18-month …