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Stamping Out Disability Hate Crime

The BBC is currently leading a month-long season of films exploring the lives of young disabled people.

By Justin Tomlinson MP

I was very pleased to be invited to get involved and interviewed by Peter Mitchell for his programme ‘Disabled in an Instant’. It was a wide ranging interview which covered a number of topics close to my heart, including tackling disability hate crime.

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The Stelios Award 2015 Creating Opportunities For Disables Entrepreneurs

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Leonard Cheshire Disability are pleased to invite applications for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2015 worth £50,000.

The award, jointly run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, recognises the achievements of disabled entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges to set up their own company and excel in their chosen business field. Now in its ninth year, past winners have been drawn from the travel agency, homebuild and IT sectors as well as companies specialising in disability/mobility aids. Continue reading

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Cribs for Kids – Handy donates all money from crib building orders to The British Association for Adoption and Fostering

On-demand cleaning and DIY services provider, Handy (www.handy.com), has launched a charitable relationship with The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (www.baaf.org.uk) – the UK’s leading charity for children separated from their birth families. 

Handy is inviting Londoners who are expecting a new child in July or August to order one of its DIY experts to come and assemble the child-to-be’s crib, with the fees for such work being donated to BAAF. Continue reading