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Leading charities call for accessible voting for all

Leading charities like Mencap and Sense have co-signed a letter from United Response, calling on government to guarantee accessible voting for people with disabilities and autism. There are approximately 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK. But, a United Response survey in 2021 found that only two thirds of people knew that people with learning disabilities have a legal right to vote. The same year a Dimensions survey found that 80% of people felt that polling stations…

illustration of people holding their votes on paper next to a ballot box

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Leading charities and political figures call for accessible voting for all

Leading charities like Mencap and Sense have co-signed a letter from United Response, calling on government to guarantee accessible voting for people with disabilities and autism. There are approximately 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK. But, a United Response survey in 2021 found that only two thirds of people knew that people with learning disabilities have a legal right to vote. The same year a Dimensions survey found that 80% of people felt that polling stations…

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Suffolk Police – community update, 7th January 2021

Please see update below from the Suffolk Police Chief Superintendent, Kim Warner: “It maybe a new year but the current Covid-19 pandemic and its associated challengesremains and continues to face us all. The government announcement of a third national lockdown is a bitter pill to swallowbut it is an necessary one. The message is simple – please stay at home to protectthe NHS and save lives. It’s especially important as we are also combatting a new andmore infectious strain of…

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