South West news stories:
Trailblazers give evidence to Ministers in Parliament
25 April 2013
Trailblazers campaigner Steve Ledbrook and Campaigns Officer Tanvi Vyas represented the network at two major evidence sessions in Parliament yesterday.
Trailblazers meet with the Department for Transport
18 April 2013
On Thursday 18th April Trailblazers went to the Department for Transport (DFT) for a meeting to discuss many of the issues relating to transport that the APPG report Removing barriers, promoting independence highlighted as well as other issues raised by T
Trailblazers meetings and Parliamentary events coming soon
15 April 2013
APPG for Young Disabled People meeting rearranged for June 5th, but other Parliamentary and local meetings coming soon
Cinema campaign success leads to real changes in staff disability training
11 April 2013
The Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA) - the trade body for UK cinema operators has released its first industry-wide film and training pack - "Welcoming Disabled Customers" for use by cinemas across the country.
New Personal Independence Payment replaces DLA in northern England today
8 April 2013
Today the Government begins replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which will include a controversial new assessment and have tighter eligibility criteria.