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What we hope the CQC social care report will do

The CQC’s latest report reveals a severe social care workforce crisis. Our Director of Policy Gemma Hope explains why we need a clear plan for social care reform from the government.

Our inclusive education project in Tanzania

For the past four years, we’ve been working to support disabled children into school in Tanzania, East Africa. Catherine Alejo, Programme Manager for Uganda, and Tanzania, reflects on the project now it’s finished.

Why we need to talk about intersectionality

In the first instalment of our new series At the Intersection, Gwenyth Withers looks at what intersectionality is and why it's important to talk about.

The power of partnerships

Jen Sweeney talks about how we're trying to close the disability employment gap - thanks to our new partnership with John Lewis.

Dreaming of a new future

Beatrice took part in our livelihoods project in Adjumani district of Uganda. We look at how the project supported her goals and how her homemade beaded bag and purse business is going from strength to strength.

Closing the employment gap for women in Uganda

For the last three years, we’ve been working with 250 women with disabilities in Northern Uganda. Catherine Alejo, Programme Manager in Uganda and Tanzania, explains how the project has supported these women in developing their skillsets and starting...

Turning skills to profit

Jane is 20 years old and lives in Northern Uganda. Thanks to the support she received from our livelihoods project, she now runs a thriving hairdressing business.

Podcast: Powerchair football refereeing

Joshua Reeves catches up with Nathan Mattick, the first ever wheelchair user to qualify as a football referee in the UK. Nathan talks all about his journey to becoming a referee, the impact of Covid and his hopes for the future.