My Thoughts

Self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic

This blog by Trailblazer Emma Vogelmann is the first in a series on life during the coronavirus pandemic as a young disabled person. We will be featuring stories from several people and encourage you to get in touch if you’d like to share yours. I like many people, have been self-isolating for a couple of weeks because …

Accessibility, Trailblazers

Trailblazers respond to new Government announcement on disability

Today (25 June 2019) new measures were announced by the Prime Minister to “tackle barriers faced by disabled people”.  The measures are to “renew” the efforts to ensure disabled people can fully participate in society by focusing on accessible housing and employment. The announcement details plans to release guidance on accessible housing and a consultation on ways …

Employment, Trailblazers

Employability report launched at Parliament

On Wednesday 8th May, Trailblazers held a Reception at the House of Commons hosted by Heidi Allen MP to launch the new ‘Ready and Able’ report. The report highlights the barriers faced by young disabled people when securing and staying in employment and provides recommendations for Government and employers. The event was attended by young disabled people, employers …