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We’ve got to act on the Children and Families Act

“I cry every day because there is no hope and no one cares. If I had just a little help we could live a more normal and fulfilling life.” This is just one of the heart-wrenching stories we’ve heard...

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Better living, higher standards: improving the lives of disabled people by 2020

2014 is a big year for Scope. Our new strategy is all about changing society and we have ambitious plans to make society a better place for disabled people. 20 years ago, we changed our name in a bid...

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“My boyfriend googled ‘how to kiss a wheelchair user’!” #EndTheAwkward...

Guest post from Emily Yates, a 23-year-old travel writer and accessibility consultant. We first published Emily’s blog in May 2014 when we first launched our End the Awkward campaign. As we’ve been...

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Who opposes the Assisted Dying Bill?

Scope is against legalising assisted suicide – read three reasons why. Along with the Prime Minister, disabled activists, doctors, lawyers, older people’s charities and national newspapers, we are...

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 “No amount of safeguarding will ever be enough”

In this guest blog post, Juliet Marlow, a disability rights campaigner and member of Not Dead Yet UK, explains why she is against legalising assisted suicide. Not Dead Yet UK is today protesting...

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Campaigning for change is very important to me – #100days100stories

Nathan, 19, is a wheelchair user and has been a campaigner on disability issues for the last 10 years. On 7 May he’ll be casting his vote for the first time. Here, as part of Scope’s 100 days, 100...

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If I was Prime Minister – #100days100stories

Every day for the 100 days leading up to tomorrow’s election, we’ve published the story of a disabled person or parent of a disabled child. On the final day of our campaign, we asked Charlie Willis, a...

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The lives of 100 disabled people and their families – #100days100stories

Leading up to today’s General Election, we wanted to get politicians thinking differently about disability. So for the last 100 days we’ve shared 100 compelling, moving and at times, shocking stories...

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“It’s good to see people like you out and about…” #EndTheAwkward goes to the pub

We’ve been filming in a London pub this month for Scope’s End the Awkward campaign, and it got us thinking – pubs and nightclubs are the perfect breeding ground for awkwardness. Take a crowded bar and...

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Being funny helped me fend off the bullies! #EndTheAwkward

Guest Post from YouTuber, vlogger and actor Jack Binstead, who is supporting Scope´s End the Awkward campaign and stars in our Awkward Moments film. Jack has brittle bones and uses a wheelchair. When I...

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Yep, my brain’s not normal… I’m in Mensa – #EndTheAwkward

A chance encounter with a bullying ex-boss, gave Sheena the opportunity to challenge his definition of ‘normal.’ Sheena, who has Asperger’s syndrome and fibromyalgia, shares her awkward moments in...

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E is for Experimenting – #EndtheAwkward

Some barriers mean that disabled people have to get creative. Emily Swiatek, who has non-epileptic seizures, tells us how she, like many disabled people, gets experimental in the bedroom.   E is for...

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O is for orgasm – #EndtheAwkward

Is your partner having a good time, or are they having a seizure? As Emily explains in this video, it can be an easy mistake to make.  O is for orgasm is part of Scope’s A to Z of sex and disability....

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P is for PDAs (Public Displays of Affection) – #EndtheAwkward

Ever been put off your food by couples’ café canoodling, or been caught getting steamy with your lover in public? We’ve all had awkward PDA moments… For disabled people and their partners, getting...

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S is for sensation – #EndtheAwkward

Having sensory processing disorder can be frustrating, but as Lola Olson explains, when it comes to sex, it can actually be a huge bonus. She also has some hot tips for how all of us can benefit from...

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Fighting for independent living – #DDA20

The campaign for a law to ban discrimination was energised by the campaign for Independent Living. Under a 1984 Act, local authorities paid for disabled people’s care, not the disabled people...

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Progress and setbacks in the fight for civil rights – #DDA20

Disabled activists wanted the same rights as everybody else. In 1994 an MP’s civil rights bill was making its way through Parliament and campaigners were holding lobbies and rallies to keep up the...

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“I get one bath a week, and I often sleep in my clothes”– Rebecca’s story

Guest post by Rebecca, who has ME and is a wheelchair user. She has lost her entitlement to social care, and now gets no support at all. Here she explains how it has affected her life. Long hours...

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Scope for Change – get involved and change the country

Today we are opening applications for Scope’s new campaign training programme ‘Scope for Change’. Between the ages of 18 and 25 and want to learn campaigning skills? Then find out more and apply for...

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The best campaigns of 2015

As we approach the end of a busy campaigning year here at Scope, we’ve been reflecting on which campaigns have got us talking and why they were so successful.  What is a campaign? Campaigns take many...

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