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Love Trumps Hate

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures – Frank sees Donald Trump’s election bring about an unlikely alliance between wife and neighbour Henry “If my old Dad, gentleman that he was, were still alive today, he would turn in his grave,” said neighbour Henry, scrambling his idioms.…

CASCAIDr – opening the floodgates to restore the rule of law in public services

Our legal correspondent Belinda Schwehr unveils the new charity she is establishing – an idea whose time has definitely come. Community Living’s editor has generously allowed me to use my normal space to publicise my latest venture – a new charity providing legal advice to people stuck in wrangles over social care with their local council or health service Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).…

End of an era – and start of a new one

Elinor Harbridge is retiring after a remarkable 30 years as founder, publisher and editor of Community Living Magazine, handing the reins to Simon Jarrett. It has had its ups and downs over those years but it has outlived other magazines and, as she told Seán Kelly, perhaps just surviving these days is a success.…

Fighting hate crime – are you ’with Sam‘?

The national learning disability charity Dimensions is spearheading a campaign – I’m with Sam – to fight back against learning disability and autism hate crime. Thirteen organisations have joined them so far and there has already been some success in working with the Crown Prosecution Service to react more robustly to these crimes.…

We need a united voice for England now more than ever

Intro: Jan Walmsley attended the launch of Learning Disability England where its chairman Gary Bourlet called for self-advocates, families, carers and organisations to work together to achieve change Learning Disability England was launched in the House of Lords on a very showery June day.…

Katie Clarke – campaigning mother with time for others

Katie Clarke found time in her busy life to talk to Seán Kelly When Katie Clarke meets me she combines the trip with collecting the latest volunteer recruit and it soon becomes clear that multi-tasking is a necessary skill if she is going to fit all her tasks into the day.…

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