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  • As the election approaches disabled people face more cuts than anyone else. Independent Living Fund has been withdrawn, disabled tenants fall foul of the bedroom tax, changes to Motability and assessments for DLA/PIP have left people housebound. Over 10,600 people hounded by the DWP have died stressed and in poverty after being found fit for work. Against a backdrop of NHS privatisation and banks being bailed out the politicians are smiling; they still have their fingers in pies. The protests go ignored by the press and austerity continues to bite those most in need of support. Are YOU mad yet?
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    Whether someone’s disabled or not, if you’re invited back for 'coffee' you're probably not going to get much sleep. So let’s hope you’ve got your best undies on.

    C is for 'Coffee' is part of Scope’s A-Z of sex and disability.

    About the campaign:
    Scope research shows that just 5% of non-people have ever asked out, or been on a date with, a disabled person. So this October, we're celebrating dark, drawn-in nights and long lie-ins under the covers with our vibrant and racy, illustrated A to Z of sex and disability.
    http://www.scope.org.uk/a-z

    The A-Z is the lastest offering from Scope's #EndTheAwkward campaign which aims to change attitudes to disability by shining a light-hearted spotlight on the awkwardness people feel around disability. Scope hopes the campaign will help people feel comfortable when talking to – or dating – a disabled person.
    http://www.scope.org.uk/awkward

    About Scope:
    Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we'll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone.

    Find out more about our work here: http://www.scope.org.uk
  • No matter what you do, don’t let your nerves get the best of you, leaving you single longer than you should. People always say and life is too short for yadda yadda yadda….and in the particular case of dating it couldn’t be more true.

    Dating needs to be actively pursued in order for success to be had; simple as that. So get out there, forget about your wheelchair and start scheduling those dates.

    What dating advice do you have for wheelchair newbies?

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  • one of Spains more wheel chair disabled accessable beaches for thoses on holidays with disabilities to enjoy,
  • A family is in mourning for a father and grandfather who was killed while trying to help a stranger.

  • Disabled charity worker Paul Wheeler, from Birmingham, spends much of his time volunteering for charities after being unable to get a job. Despite not having a great deal of money, he chose to spend his what little he had on buying Christmas presents for the homeless this year.

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  • Dogs for the Disabled is a life-transforming charity, creating exceptional partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs.

    Through practical assistance a dog can offer freedom and independence to children and adults with physical disabilities and children with autism.

    Dogs for the Disabled is a Charity in the UK that helps disabled people to increase their independence by training specially selected dogs to live and work with them

    Please visit http://www.dogsforthedisabled.org/ for more information on the charity and how to make a donation.

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  • I am a disabled gay male. My plan is to be a role model to others who have disabilities and are gay. You are not alone.
  • Every year young women in wheelchairs become the next line of fierce disabled ladies, and the latest girls to blossom into strong, proud women are making some awesome videos full of spunk and strong opinions; spectacular videos the world needs to see.

    From calling out people on things that annoy them to showing some surprising sexuality despite the presence of a wheelchair, here are three fresh videos from female wheelchair-users who show us we have a bright future to look forward to full of strong disabled movers and shakers.

    Our first video comes from the very sassy Stephanie Woodward, who has a few choice things to say to the men out there trying to hit on women who use wheelchairs.  She goes through a list of everything they’re doing wrong, and boy does she know what she’s talking about.  The first thing she brings up is how men will often say to her, “You’re pretty for being in a wheelchair,” and it just gets better from there.

    She corrects this horrible statement by saying what is the real truth, “No. I am pretty.  And the wheelchair doesn’t have to be part of it.” I love her self-confidence. The rest of the missteps she brings up are just as frequently heard. My favorite of her gripes is when men call her “Hot wheels.” Her response, “Yes, I know I’m a hot, and you’re right, I use wheels to get around. And now I know you’re stupid.”

  • This video is about How To Date Someone In a Wheelchair

    she goes over all of the basic things you should and shouldn’t do when dating wheelchair-users, including questions to avoid on a first date.

    One of her biggest pieces of advice is letting people know that it’s rude to start off with, “What happened to you?” even if it’s eating at you when first meeting a person in a wheelchair (especially under romantic pretenses). “Never lead with that,” Sonja says, and boy is she dead on right.

    And she shares a lot more, from how people in wheelchairs are way more sexually active than most people realize to making sure to not over-help us. It can be annoying. Just wait for us to ask.

  • http://www.scope.org.uk/ABW2013 Anti-Bullying Week 2013, 18-22 November calls on children and young people to take the lead in creating a future without bullying -- using new technology to promote positive communication rather than being held back by cyber bullying.

    Bullying is something that many of Scope's Trendsetters, a group of disabled young people, say they've experienced.

    One Trendsetter wanted to use technology to share her experience of being bullied. She wanted to send out a positive message about stopping bullying by creating this short film. Her message is: "If you are being bullied, or know someone who is, tell someone."

    If you've experienced bullying and would like details of organisations that can help, please visit:
    http://www.scope.org.uk/ABW2013

    For more information about our Trendsetters group, visit:
    http://www.scope.org.uk/trendsetters

    About Scope:
    Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we'll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone.

    Find out more about our work here: http://www.scope.org.uk
  • Therapy and Service Dogs assist disabled veterans with daily activities and healing during hospital stays. Patriot Paws and Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs are two organizations that are making a difference for our veterans. With more than 3 million disabled veterans in the United States, there is a need for support in the transition, coping and healing of our heroes who served. Visit www.PatriotPaws.org and www.hotthdogs.org for more information on how you can help.
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  • Activists protested outside parliament against George Osborne's Budget and cuts to the disabled


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  • Forget what you know about disability.

    Channel 4 introduces Viktoria Modesta, the world’s first amputee pop artist. Make sure you stick around for the amazing spike dance at the end.

    Created by 4creative, directed by Saam Farahmand.

    Listen to the full track on spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/43Dq0rw53msHxQ7foEhi7d?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open
  • A couple of fashion tips, my shoes and outfit of the week and dating paraplegic women. Do's and Don'ts! These are my experiences as a woman in her thirties and dating as a paraplegic women. I explain my outfit and tips on fashion in a wheelchair. Types of dresses and how they can accentuate your body. I show my fabulous shoes of the week! I also discuss common myths and misconceptions about paraplegic women, dating and what to say and do and what to probably not do. How to just be yourself. There is more to come! Please enjoy!

  • We asked a group of people with disabilities, what are some of the stupidest questions they've been asked? Here's what they had to say. With thanks to our contributors.

    Defying the Label, a season exploring disability, starts 20th July on BBC Three: http://bbc.in/1TGNwbn
  • November 2015 marks the twentieth anniversary since the Disability Discrimination Act became law in Britain. The law improved the lives of many disabled people and put anti-discrimination law on the statute book for disabled people.

    However, it was the civil rights campaigners and activists who fought tirelessly to change the law that made this a remarkable moment in disability history.

    We are marking this anniversary with a whole host of content on our website. Visit http://goo.gl/dpKjND to find out more.