May 2018
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Obituary: former chair of trustees, Graham Corbett
Graham Corbett, our chair of trustees from 1998 to 2016, sadly died on 27 April, 2018. Our current chair, Phil Friend, has paid tribute to him and the work he did, both for us and in his campaigning for accessibility and inclusion more widely. Read Graham Corbett's obituary below.
Prize draw: write a review for Rate it!
We’d love your help with the launch of Rate it! in June. Rate it! is a new product review website by and for disabled people. Its aim is to support independent living. What we'd like you to do:
  • Think of some independent living product(s) that you bought or received over the past year.
  • Fill in the online review.
You'll be eligible for our prize draw for shopping vouchers. First prize: £100, second prize: £50.
Please write your product review before 31 May using the form below.
Our business strategy for 2018 - 2021
Our strategy for 2018 - 2021 sets out our plans for our future.
We'll be working with businesses to improve products and services; 
providing consumer information and reviews; and representing the voice of disabled and older consumers. Read our strategy (PDF) below.
Ticketing survey.... and the winners are....
Thank you to the more than 1700 people who took part in our national survey about ticketing.
The winners of the prize draw are:
1st (£100): Paul Soady of Brackley, Northamptonshire
2nd (£50): Derek Evans
3rd (£50): Kate from London
Other news
Cycling and walking safety
The Government is calling for evidence for their safety review of cycling and wal king - and there are only a few days left to respond.
The National Federation of the Blind has been protesting against shared space schemes which create no-go zones for many blind and partially-sighted people and other disabled and older pedestrians.
The deadline is 1 June. Have your say below.
Britain's 'hidden' housing crisis
Disabled people in Britain aren’t getting the housing support that they need to live independently, a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission shows.
It finds a ‘significant shortage’ of accessible homes and ‘unacceptable bureaucracy and delay’ in installing home adaptations. The result is that disabled people are too often demoralised and frustrated by the housing system. See the report below.
Postural care and people with learning difficulties
Two national reports have highlighted the gap in postural care services for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Body shape distortion has physical, psychological and emotional effects, and poor postural care can have severe consequences. Find out more below.
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