Employment

Government Announce New Challenge Fund for Disability Employment

This was originally published on Muscular Dystrophy UK’s website on July 18, 2018. This week the Government announced a multi-million pound fund to get more disabled people into work. The £4.2 million fund is the latest measure taken to achieve the aim of see 1 million more disabled people into work by 2017. The fund was launched by the …

Trailblazers

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) …

Employment, Trailblazers

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 …

My Thoughts

I Am A Young Disabled Person And I Have Deleted Facebook

(Editorial illustration by Emily Seffar) You might think this isn’t a big deal; lots of people are deleting their Facebook accounts in light of the shocking Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. For those of you who don’t know me, I think Edward Snowden is a hero and did a huge service to the public for exposing the extent …

My Thoughts

Have You Heard of “Armchair Activism”?

(Edit by Emily Seffar, Illustrator and Photographer) Lauren West also contributed to this piece.An interesting conversation came up in the Trailblazer’s pod of desks this week – it was about a new term called “armchair activism”. Essentially, “armchair activism” is being vocal on social media about causes and campaigns but not going out into the community …

Employment, Trailblazers

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 …