The hidden economic benefits of accessible housing

New research uncovers the urgent need for accessible housing to be made available to be bought or rented by disabled people in the UK. Read more...


Ambitious about Autism

Ambitious College is exactly that - ambitious. The only college in London specialising solely in working with young people with complex autism, it provides experiences to its students that no one thought possible. Read more...


Disappointing downturn in services for women offenders

Probation staff are doing some excellent work with women who commit crime, but their efforts are hampered by a lack of accommodation for women, doubts over the future of Women’s Centres, and a lack of funding.. Read more...


Inquiry raises issues of ethnic bias in justice system

Black and minority ethnic defendants are more likely to go to prison for certain types of crimes, according to a landmark review which shows a wide disproportionality in the criminal justice system. Read more...

How to stay well in winter

Winter can be a difficult time of year, especially for people with health or mobility problems. Cold weather and long dark nights make it harder to get out and we are more at risk of illness. Read more...



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    The Citizen Online is written and published by The Citizens Trust, a charity supporting disadvantaged people. Under the mission statement, "The Voice of Conscience for a Caring Nation", we produced the Disability Times, a national monthly newspaper for disabled people, their families, carers and friends. We also provided Dis-Ability Update, a weekly service on Channel 4 Teletext.

    The Citizen Online is a combination of an online newspaper and the accessible 'soundbites' provided by the old Teletext service. By presenting some of the struggles, aims and victories of people from different backgrounds, it aims to encourage the understanding essential for harmony within our diverse society. We hope readers will find things of interest within most categories; the communities may be different, but the stories and the needs are so often the same.


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    The Citizens Trust is one of London's leading providers of Welfare to Work programmes for people from many different backgrounds, especially those hardest to reach.

    The Trust specialises in offering services above and beyond the normal scope of employability provision. By taking all needs into account, it offers a caring atmosphere in which the most vulnerable participants can achieve success.