A government minister is calling on industries, including gaming, fashion and television, to urgently increase their representation of people with disabilities. Penny Mordaunt said she had been surprised to hear young people raise the lack of disabled characters in computer games as their top concern during research by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). She called on game developers to take steps to address the issue and said she also wanted to see more people with d
Portsmouth City Council Budget Press Release: Thank You! Portsmouth City Council pushes cash into the north of the city. Penny Mordaunt MP has welcomed the news that Portsmouth City Council are to provide cash for the north of the city for much needed improvements and investment into buildings, green spaces and community centers. “I’ve campaigned for more than ten years for the City Council to ensure cash reaches the north of Portsmouth. I’m pleased to see that Portsmouth Cit
Penny Mordaunt MP attended the Together for Short Lives' parliamentary reception this week and lent her support to the campaign. She said "I was pleased to attend the Together for Short Lives reception to support the organisation and the amazing work that they do." Too many children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families struggle to get the care and support they need. That’s why the UK children’s palliative care charity, Together for Short Lives, ha
Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health & Work hosted an event in Parliament that brought together prominent activists, businesses and organisations who have been working around the 'Disability Hack' work recently setup by the Minister and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). Penny Mordaunt said, "Today in front of Parliamentarians, investors, media orgs, disabled organisations and business we showed the results of #Hackcessibility. We've had some amazing pe
The Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health hosted a Portsmouth based consultation event today regarding Improving Lives (Green Paper Consultation). The Event was hosted by Job Centre Plus and was chaired by Jennie Brent, Chief Executive of the Beneficial Foundation.
The Government recently announced their ten-year vision of how the Government will halve the employment gap for disabled people and people with long term health conditions; through changing attitudes, an