Plans to shrink the UK disability employment gap The Government has announced plans to close the disability employment gap in the UK in a new green paper. The aim is to get 1 million disabled people in work and halve the gap between disabled and non-disabled people. Less than five out Read more
Disability groups welcome end to benefit tests for long term sick The Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green has delighted disability charities with the announcement that the Government is ending medical assessments for people on long term sick. Mr Green said there was no point in retesting people claiming Employment Read more
Small business owners recognise benefits of investing in disabled staff An increasing number of SME owners are recognising the benefits of working with people with disabilities. Whilst some employers may think that employing disabled people would be too expensive and too challenging for the business, others have discovered that investing Read more
If you are looking for inspiration from this year’s Rio Paralympics, then you don’t have to look much further than hand cyclist, Karen Darke. Already a silver medallist at the 2012 London Paralympics and a Para-triathlon World Champion, Karen can now add gold to her medal collection, after winning cycling’s Read more
We would just like to assure all customers and suppliers that although we share a similar name, Gowrings Mobility are a completely unrelated company to Gowrings Ford of Newbury. In an announcement this week the Motoring Group, whose franchises include Gowrings Ford based locally in Newbury has unfortunately been forced Read more
Disabled drivers warned over blue badge thefts The amount of blue badges stolen across the UK has tripled over the last three years. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), who has analysed data from the Department for Transport, there were 2,056 cases of blue badges that were Read more
Inspiration after London While the organisers behind Britain’s team at next month’s Paralympic Games are hoping that the sporting performances will inspire a better world for disabled people, research shows people were more motivated to get active after the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The study by Grass Roots for Leonard Read more
Enjoy an Accessible Holiday This Summer For most of us, going on holiday is something we take for granted. But for some people with disabilities, going on holiday can be a huge challenge that takes an enormous amount of preparation and planning. But with some research and planning, you can Read more
As the UK starts to plan its exit from the European Union, what will leaving the EU mean for Britain’s 10 million disabled people?
The EU has been at the forefront of supporting anti-discrimination legislation, and this has included taking some countries to court for their failure to implement it. It has also been responsible for introducing:
Saturday 3 September 2016 9am – 4pm, Peterborough Arena, Cambridgeshire
One Big Day at Peterborough Arena, Cambridgeshire offers you the chance to see a large range of vehicles for disabled people. It provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with Motability.