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Aspire and World Human Rights Day

Dec 04, 2013 08:00 GMT Aspire 10th December will mark 65 years since the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the run up to the day, we will be looking at seven articles in the Declaration. We will be highlighting the shortfalls of progress and how we should be improving to ensure we are meeting the obligations that we have signed up to as a nation.

Keeping the flame alive - Aspire Campaigns Blog

Nov 19, 2013 10:40 GMT Aspire Yesterday, a House of Lords select Committee published a report on the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Committee has been specifically set up and tasked to look into this issue.

The failings of the Work Capability Assessment; who is to blame?

Aug 09, 2013 12:32 BST Aspire The last two weeks have not seen the best headlines for Atos healthcare, the company that has had the monopoly on delivering the controversial Work Capability Assessments (WCA) since Employment Support Allowance (ESA) came into existence in 2008.

Nursing care in hospitals

Aug 02, 2013 17:05 BST Aspire There was a lot of publicity recently around the Keogh Review, which looked into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts in England with persistently high mortality rates in the last two years. Unusually large death rates do not necessarily mean that the hospitals are poor as there are other factors such as the health profile of a local area that have an impact.

The bedroom tax and disabled people

Jul 19, 2013 10:37 BST Aspire The 'bedroom tax', or spare room subsidy, has been brought in to try and tackle the rising housing benefits bill and address the issue of overcrowding. The government believes this measure could save the taxpayer £465m per year. Campaigns and Research Intern, Rosa Morris, blogs on the impact of bedroom tax on disabled people.

The case for a cumulative impact assessment of Government changes affecting disabled people

Jul 12, 2013 17:05 BST Aspire This week the House of Commons debated a motion calling for a cumulative impact assessment of the impact of recent changes in policy affecting disabled people. This means reviewing all the ways that disabled people may have been affected by things such as bedroom tax and benefit cuts. By Policy and Research Officer, Krupesh Hirani.

Aspire response to Spending Round

Jun 28, 2013 14:48 BST Aspire Wednesday 26th June saw the announcement of the Government’s Spending Round which outlined their spending plans for 2015/16.

Jan 10, 2013 15:24 GMT Aspire John Lambert sustained a spinal cord injury in 1981 when he was in a motorcycle accident aged 33. Final Touchdown is a novel that follows his journey through recovering in Stoke Mandeville hospital and all the obstacles he faces in achieving a fully independent lifestyle. Aspire's Jessica Penney has written a review. Final Touchdown is available as an ebook on Amazon.

East London NHS Older People's Care Conference

Nov 27, 2012 14:17 GMT Amanda Waring Amanda Waring was delighted to be invited to speak at the East London NHS Older People's Care Conference on Monday the 26th of November. With a packed conference centre of keen and enthusiastic caring staff, Amanda delivered a thought-provoking session to all who attended.

The Olympic Challenge

Jul 27, 2012 14:35 BST Wild About Fitness Celebrate Team GB's success this summer with our Olympic challenge, it's your chance to improve your fitness and lose weight with the help of our Olympic athletes.