As a national charity with a wide range of service users, we seek to engage with government legislation and policy to ensure that the issues facing disabled people are properly addressed. These updates are designed to highlight current changes to policy and legislation across the sector, to our staff, supporters and volunteers.

The Disabilities Trust is a member of the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG). We regularly engage with politicians through our services and this is often with the intention of influencing policy and practice at a local or national level.

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Policy & Campaigns Update 14th March 2016

14 March 2016

It has been a busy few weeks for Policy and Campaigns within The Disabilities Trust; foremost of which was Sara da Silva Ramos presented research on the Brain Injury Needs Indicator (BINI) at an international conference.

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Policy & Campaigns Update 25th February 2016

25 February 2016

The Disabilities Trust recently submitted written evidence to two select committee enquiries. Both of these are now available to read online, along with submissions from other organisations.

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Policy & Campaigns Update 9th February 2016

09 February 2016

BIRT’s information on concussion and its links to sport is available online ahead of the release date for the new Will Smith Film "Concussion".

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Policy & Campaigns Update 27th January 2016

27 January 2016

Graham Anderson House visited by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Scottish Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health in another first for the Trust.

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Policy & Campaigns Update 13th January 2016

13 January 2016

The Disabilities Trust is considering submitting written evidence to the Health Select Committee’s enquiry into the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care.

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