Minister tells industries to increase representation of disabled people.

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 disabilities on the catwalk and on high profile television programmes. Mordaunt, the minister for disabled people, also called for reforms in other sectors including retail, music, tourism and advertising. She said there

Thank You! Portsmouth City Council pushes cash into the north of the city.

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 City Council’s capital budget recongises this. Areas such as Paulsgrove and Wymering for example have been starved of City Council investment for a long time. I’m pleased that this is changing under a Conservative administr

Penny Mordaunt MP helps shine a light on the 49,000

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, has called on the Chancellor to include vital spending commitments in his March Budget to help families who are just about managing or near breaking point. Together for Short Lives’ call came at the charity’s Westminster R

Penny Mordaunt MP hosts #Hacksessibility event in Parliament.

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 people working and feeding into these events and I was excited to see them presenting their ideas on a national consumer platform. Thank you to everyone who has pledged to invest, support, design and create our project to

Penny Mordaunt MP: Improving Lives (Green Paper Consultation Event, Portsmouth).

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, and working with employers to transform disabled people’s access to employment. As previously advised as part of the initial invitation to todays consultation event, the Government will spend £115 million of innovation f

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