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As the International Development Select Committee inquiry into disability and development draws to a close, I firmly believe this golden opportunity must be grasped now.

It might sound strange to say it was a relief to hear the news report this morning that only a handful of councils are paying the right amount for homecare. But it is.

It’s not every day that you come to work and find that history has been made. But that is what happened today.

It's official. The Lobbying Bill has now passed the House of Lords. And what's almost worse, the final vote was a tie: 245 votes for, 245 votes against. By a quirk of parliamentary procedure, that means the government wins and the bill will become law in a matter of weeks or even days.

Our campaign to end 15-minute ‘flying’ care visits had a huge amount of support and attention from the media and the general public. But what do the people who decide on what care we all get think? We decided to find out.

Now we’ve started a brand new year, why not set yourself an amazing challenge for 2014 and run the marathon for Leonard Cheshire Disability’s international projects?

Great North Runners

Join us at the Bupa Great North Run, and make a real difference to the lives of disabled people in your area while enjoying the unbeatable atmosphere of the one of the world's largest half marathons.

Mass Mullen is one of our amazing supporters and is taking part in the London Marathon for us this year to honour her great friend Michael.

At this very moment lots of very busy, very important people in Westminster will be working away to come up with facts, figures and ideas.

Our Young Voices campaigners are marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December with a new video highlighting the work they do around the world.


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