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

April 1, 2014

Scope's Blog

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 to take a stand against bad attitudes to disability. By ditching the name Spastics Society, we helped knock that insult out of circulation and got people questioning attitudes to disability.

But 20 years on, life is still tougher than it needs to be for disabled people who want the same things as everyone else. We’ve come a long way since our name change but there is still further to go.  There are still major issues when it comes to attitudes and these go hand in hand with policies and practises that undermine living standards.

Which is why our new report published today, Better living, higher standards: improving the lives of disabled…

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  1. Barry Davies permalink
    April 1, 2014 12:43 pm

    WhenI saw the heading my first thought was this is an April fools joke, but then I read the article and the figure of 1 million out of just over 2 million is very emotive, and sums up the anti disabled stance of the coalition entirely.

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