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On youth unemployment: unemployment is even bleaker for youth with disabilities

Written by Alan Borgars

In the six years since what has been termed as the ‘Great Recession’ struck due to the recklessness and greed of major banks and investment companies, youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high across much of Europe, especially the ‘PIIGS’ nations of Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain but also in Britain, where an economic recovery is being disproved by falling wages, more people being forced into self-employment, more people taking part-time work despite wanting full-time work, and of course, workfare. 433 more words


2 years on, what legacy has the London Paralympic Games left us?

29 August 2014 marked 2 years since the Graeae team and 78,990 others attended the Paralympic Opening Ceremony in Stratford.

We could not have been more proud of the extraordinary achievements of our Artistic Director Jenny Sealey and her co director Bradley Hemmings, the performers and volunteers. 1,610 more words

Jenny Sealey

Court case to fight the closure of the Independent Living Fund set for October

From Disabled People Against Cuts:

A second court case against the DWP on the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will take place at the Royal Courts of Justice on 22 and 23 of October. 294 more words


Second court case to save the Independent Living Fund will go ahead

Great news from Disabled People Against Cuts:

“Permission has now been granted and the secondĀ  ILF Court Case will go ahead.

The papers went to a judge this week and he has granted both permission and expedition (which means speeding up the usual timetable for the court case). 178 more words