West Midlands news stories:
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.
Young disabled people 'left behind' in Northern Ireland
4 April 2013
Disabled people in Northern Ireland are being separated from friends at concerts, sports events and cinemas, are struggling to move out of home and are unable to socialise spontaneously and without ‘near military planning', according to a Trailblazers rep