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They would not listen, they’re not listening still – perhaps they never will?

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on claims the benefits system is ‘Kafkaesque’ and encourages people living with Polio and PPS to approach The British Polio Fellowship for support.

It’s official – people with disabilities have their rights violated in the UK

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, revealing half of people with disabilities in the UK feel excluded from society.

Accessibility and independence must go hand in hand

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David points out the difference between accessibility and accessibility, arguing that only when those who need a wheelchair can access one that meets their needs, will we be making progress on rights for people with […]

First outbreak in Papua New Guinea in eighteen years is a cause for concern

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David expresses concern about new cases of Polio in Papua New Guinea and his suppport for the work of Rotary International and others working to prevent spread of the disease.

Wheely good wheelchairs are welcome

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes the new wheelchairs from Disrupt Disability, with a reminder that people need wheelchairs that meet their needs while being affordable.

Waiting times don’t benefit anyone

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David writes that news PIP waiting times have risen is a cause for concern and that a 14 week wait for a decision is unacceptable.

Rotary North London Disability Games 14 October 2018

Members based in the North London area may be interested in the following event, coming up on Sunday 14 October 2018.

Purple Tuesday is a great start for accessible shopping

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes the forthcoming accessible shopping day on 13 November and hopes that instead of being a one off, the first ever ‘Purple Tuesday’ will herald a change in attitudes.

Technology to aid footpath accessibility

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on a new app designed to help wheelchair users navigate footpaths and live independent lives.

Are overturned benefit decisions an insight into the scale of the problem?

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on efforts to help people appeal benefits decisions, questioning if the number of such cases is just the tip of the iceberg.

Autumn 2018

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